[vdr] [OT] mini-PCIE with Broadcom Crystal HD Hardware Decoder (BCM970012) for HD playback with free drivers

Timothy D. Lenz tlenz at vorgon.com
Sat Jan 2 19:06:50 CET 2010


Problem is, that is just a chip. Any boards out using it? Linux drivers?

Torgeir Veimo wrote:
> 2010/1/2 Paul Menzel <paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net>:
>> I just share something I read on the XBMC [1] Web site.
>>
>> The Broadcom Crystal HD Hardware Decoder (BCM970012) seems to be an
>> alternative for HD playback with free drivers [2]. You can get it at as
>> an mini-PCIE card at eBay for 22 $ [3].
> 
> I'd recommend the BCM70015, which is the better part.
> 
> It works as a decoder only, making YUV 4:2:2 frames available, which
> must then be blitted to whatever output framebuffer setup you have,
> over the pci express bus. The API seems very straightforward, much
> simpler that VDPAU, thus one could get a HW accelerated H.264 setup
> without X11.
> 



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