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

Goga777 goga777 at bk.ru
Sat Jan 2 19:28:26 CET 2010


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

no. it's pci-e mini board with chip and Linux open source driver 
http://www.broadcom.com/docs/support/crystalhd/crystalhd_linux_20091229.zip


> 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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