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    Arrow NVIDIA Releases New Video API For Linux : VDPAU

    from the Slashdot article:

    "Phoronix is reporting on a new Linux driver nVidia is about to release that brings PureVideo features to Linux.

    This new API is named VDPAU, and is described as: 'The Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (VDPAU) provides a complete solution for decoding, post-processing, compositing, and displaying compressed or uncompressed video streams.

    These video streams may be combined (composited) with bitmap content, to implement OSDs and other application user interfaces."

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    Re: NVIDIA Releases New Video API For Linux : VDPAU

    Nice to see the Linux drivers catching up with Windows ones.

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    Re: NVIDIA Releases New Video API For Linux : VDPAU

    The thread title scared me for a moment. I was thinking that there would soon be "nVidia only" video formats.


    As long as the specifications are open, this is a fantastic development.
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    Re: NVIDIA Releases New Video API For Linux : VDPAU

    How does this release affect me?
    I have a 7300GT card.
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    excerpts from the Phoronix article:

    "This driver adds a new VDPAU API, which provides PureVideo-like features on Linux, adds in CUDA 2.1 support, new workstation performance optimizations, X Render improvements, and other improvements.

    VDPAU provides PureVideo-like features, which is a technology NVIDIA has embedded into their graphics cards for several generations now with the latest iteration being known as PureVideo HD. PureVideo is described by NVIDIA as providing ultra-smooth video, superb picture clarity, and precise, vivid colors on any display. The necessary header files, wrapper library, and library / driver files ship with this just-released 180.06 driver."

    Related article, aslo from Phoronix : NVIDIA VDPAU Benchmarks
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    Re: NVIDIA Releases New Video API For Linux : VDPAU

    Thanks for the info Jags_FL. Have you installed it? If yes, could you tell me how you did it?
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    Re: NVIDIA Releases New Video API For Linux : VDPAU

    A list of supported GPUs is at the bottom of this post
    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=123091

    Also it's worth noting that as of right now no video players can take advantage of this...yet
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    Re: NVIDIA Releases New Video API For Linux : VDPAU

    Oh good. It's not like Nvidia's drivers don't already cause problems with video playback already without them taking on the decoding load too!
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    Re: NVIDIA Releases New Video API For Linux : VDPAU

    No problem for me, my 7950gt isn't supported anyway.

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    Re: NVIDIA Releases New Video API For Linux : VDPAU

    a shame they could not help out with galium GPU Video Decoding.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallium3D
    http://tech.slashdot.org/tech/08/07/11/1210224.shtml

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