Linked by David Adams on Fri 20th Apr 2012 01:31 UTC, submitted by fsmag
Multimedia, AV "When I started working on a no-DRM, open-standards-based solution for distributing high-definition video on fixed media ('Lib-Ray'), I naturally thought of Theora, because it was developed as a free software project. Several people have suggested, though, that the VP8 codec would be a better fit for my application. This month, I've finally gotten the necessary vpxtools and mkvtoolnix packages installed on my Debian system, and so I'm having a first-look at VP8. The results are very promising, though the tools are somewhat finicky."
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Digitante
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2012-04-21

E.g. Raspberry Pi would hardware-wise be perfectly capable of doing that up to 1080p resolution as the SoC does support VP8-decoding, the only limiting factor is the drivers that do not at the moment have support for that.


This doesn't necessarily refute what you say, but this is what it says on the Raspberry Pi wiki at e-Linux:


GPU

The RaspberryPi appears to handle h264 1080p movie from USB to HDMI at least 4MB/s.

The Admin "JamesH" said it would handle "basically 1080p30, high profile, >40Mb/s." (5MB/s) in h264

And about WVGA(480p30) or 720p20 in VP8/WEBM


Based on that, it can't do it. But I guess you mean this can be fixed with software? Put another way, could you do it?

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Based on that, it can't do it. But I guess you mean this can be fixed with software? Put another way, could you do it?


I do not know if the people behind RPi have managed to fix the issue, but when I was still lurking around the forums the issue with VP8 decoding was that it was not implemented; it was all done in software. I assume that that 720p20 mentioned there is based on software-decoding.

EDIT: I cannot find any suitable WebM-video to download anywhere to test on my ARM-devices. Urgh.

Edited 2012-04-21 20:55 UTC

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