[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 23:29:33 CET 2010

I as refering to the BCM70015. No plugin boards for it yet. the board 
mentioned is for the 0012 version.

I wonder if this stuff will work any better then vdpau/xine. I have yet 
to get that mess working relablly. using an Asus 8400 silent.

On 1/2/2010 11:28 AM, Goga777 wrote:
> 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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