"Well, today that closed-source driver has been
released in beta form. 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.
"The two leading X video output extensions for Linux are Xv
(X-Video) and XvMC (X-Video Motion Compensation), with the latter
being an extension of X-Video that is able to offload some decoding
of videos to the graphics processor. Right now XvMC is limited to
MPEG-2 format, but there has been talk by Intel of extending XvMC
to support more formats. NVIDIA has supported X-Video through their
binary driver for quite some time and they even support XvMC on
some graphics cards but that support was discontinued with the
GeForce 8 series. On the AMD side they support X-Video / Textured
Video, but not until recently did they support XvMC when they began
work on their XvBA API (X-Video Bitstream Acceleration)."
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