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Google Summer of Code 2011 X.Org Foundation

Hardware Accelerated VP8 Video Decoding for Gallium3D

by Emeric Grange for X.Org Foundation

The goal of this project is to write a Gallium3D state tracker capable of hardware accelerated VP8 video decoding through the VDPAU API. This would allow every graphic card with a Gallium3D driver to be able to decode VP8 videos, and every VDPAU enabled multimedia software to play these videos. Hardware acceleration will be built upon graphic card’s shaders units.