[Arm-netbook] My first impressions

JLB j at twu.net
Wed Mar 3 02:22:40 GMT 2010

On Tue, 2 Mar 2010, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:

>>> * I played an AVI (a 2005 episode of Doctor Who) on it; fairly good, but
>>> not great; there were some freezes, probably due to buffer underruns
>> I, too, was slightly disappointed with video playback support. The
>> samsung chip is supposed to have hardware accelerated video playback.
>> The device struggled to play a clip encoded for my SE Satio phone (which
>> plays it flawlessly). Maybe not supported in the 'oem' OS?
> there's a kernel patch and xf86-video-s3c64xx 2D driver now
> available, which apparently gives between a 20x and 500x performance
> increase on graphics operations, over fbdev.  it _does_ have xv
> support, meaning that MPEG etc. can all be shoved straight at it.

Available where?

> right now i get the distinct feeling that the guys who wrote the
> mid-fun video player are doing direct hardware video writes... whoops
> :)
> l.
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