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News VLC 1.1.0 adds GPU acceleration

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 23 Jun 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Cuda?
     
  3. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    GURRH! Come on ATi - you've been really slacking of late.
     
  4. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    no it driver related as alot of people have tried to force it on there forums

    its an ATI problem sadly
     
  5. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    That might be true. CUDA has been around for longer.
     
  6. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Nice. I'll be downloading that for my PC and laptop as VLC is my media player of choice.

    EDIT

    Doh, not on the desktop. My GPU is too old to support it.
     
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  7. greigaitken

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    but does it give better performace / watt ? you dont really want it on your notebook if it gonna drain the battery faster.
     
  8. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    So the linux AMD driver will allow the acceleration but not the windows one? Come on AMD!
     
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    I'll stick with MPC-HC, as that works with ATi cards, but it's good to see more media players using the GPU.
     
  10. koli

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    That's a great news. I've been using MPC for hardw. acc. and while it is not bad, VLC is more userfriendly. Shame about the ATI though. Luckily, both my rigs have Nvidia in it...
     
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  11. TimGilesUK

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    he he he - so a 480 owner loads up a film to watch, only for their graphics card to go in to vacumn cleaner mode! nice.

    At least when ATI arrives with a driver update, you'll be able to watch and hear the audio without the need for headphones or an air conditioner.
     
  12. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    this is why gtx470 is a better option. until OpenCL is sorted out, ATI cards are nothing more than a gaming workhorse.

    graphics cards should be able to do more, and ATI cards can't offer that.

    (im not entirely happy with my 5870, apart from gaming, it's useless)
     
  13. DbD

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    It'll just use the video decode which all nvidia cards have supported for years (DxVA2), don't think that requires opencl or cuda or anything fancy. Radeon card's are meant to support this too - but obviously there's a difference between saying you support it and actually writing a driver that works.
     
  14. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    You can encode videos with it. My humble 4850 can do 4 TV episodes per minute from AVI to apple-friendly format, whereas using the CPU takes about 5 minutes per episode: 20x slower.
     
  15. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    may i ask what software do you use?

    most software i've tryed (badaboom, mediashow espresso) require nvidia GPU.
     
  16. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    http://ati.amd.com/technology/avivo/index.html
     
  17. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    i <3 VLC :D. It's been my media player of choice for a good few years, and I don't see us parting ways anytime soon.
     
  18. Evildead666

    Evildead666 New Member

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    MediaPlayerClassic Home Cinema anyone ?

    Does DXVA no probs on XP and 7.
    Only use VLC when the audio has probs in MPC-HC....
     
  19. Evildead666

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    If it was a driver problem, it wouldn't work on any software would it ?
    Its not a driver problem, its that they can't code it properly, or that its ATi proprietary and they can't use it for free.

    If anyone wants to buy Nvidia for video acceleration, go for it, waste your money when a lowly 5450/5550 will accelerate all your video needs....
     
  20. Slizza

    Slizza beautiful to demons

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    They could buy a low end nvidia card too...
     
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