Posts Tagged ‘hd’

Optimize HD video playback for Nvidia ION in Linux

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

The Nvidia ION powered Intel Atom processor netbooks and nettops are the rage these days.

Affordable, lightweight and powerful graphics processor.

The Nvidia ION is actually an Intel Atom CPU coupled with a Nvidia 9400m graphics chipset.

Most linux distributions install fine on most netbooks and nettops. However, their default video player may not be optimized for the Nvidia ION chipsets. For HD video playback, without tweaking the parameters of the video player application, the end result may be lacklustre and the playback may even be not in sync or skipping frames.


Linux drivers for Broadcom HD Video Accelerator

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Broadcom has recently released its driver source code for their HD Video Accelerator Mini PCI-E card.

Since the launch of this hardware to accelerate HD video playback on netbooks, only Windows drivers were supported.

Just days ago, they decided to release the source code for linux kernels 2.6.11 and higher.

Read the full article at Linux drivers for Broadcom HD Video Accelerator

How to enable HD video playback on GMA 500 netbooks with Ubuntu Linux

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

The Intel GMA500 is actually capable of hardware acceleration for HD video, but it requires some tweaking of the linux driver environment

At “Linux-Tipps“, there is a guide to enable VAAPI (Video Acceleration API) for netbooks with the Intel GMA500 graphics chipsets.

Once VAAPI is enabled, Full HD videos can be watched and CPU utilization will only be 30%.

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