Video decoding in GTA-02

Mikko Rauhala mjrauhal at
Sat Sep 8 16:00:02 CEST 2007

la, 2007-09-08 kello 13:00 +0100, Ian Stirling kirjoitti:
> At least on trivial tests I did - it seemed to play youtube videos just 
> fine on mplayer at 320*240.

Indeed. Software playing will probably take a bit more power, sure, but
that aside, the Neo's youtube capabilities already partially exceed
(*sigh* at the obligatory comparison) the iPhone's. (At least from what
I've heard the latter has access to a limited subset of videos
transcoded to H.264 spesifically for Apple.) There are some scaling and
rotation issues (what with them requiring CPU power), but those can
presumably be hw-assisted on the GTA-02 GPU anyway.

'course, a simple GUI for youtube playing will be required (prior to
gnash being workable on the Neo, and perhaps preferrable phone-UI-wise
afterwards too). Using youtube-dl and mplayer, shouldn't be a big
project. Not that interested in youtube myself, though.

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