Video Playback virtually impossible on Neo Freerunner? (Re: Video of Qt 4.4 on Neo1973: brings iPhone like graphics)

Jens Fursund jens.fursund at
Mon Apr 28 16:13:04 CEST 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 1:58 PM, Ian Stirling <OpenMoko at> wrote:
> ramsesoriginal wrote:
>  As a datapoint, most VCD class mpegs/avis I had around played just fine.
>  (150kilobytes/second, 320*240 or so).
>  Yes, they framedropped a bit, and ended up around 15-18fps.
>  Without audio, it's much smoother, as audio decoding - in the mp3 case -
> used about 25% CPU.
> Mikko Rauhala wrote:
>  Really peeps, face it, seems that the sane way to do non-crappy video on
>  the Freerunner is to get driver support for that Glamo mpeg-4 decoding
>  (remember, the hardware is capable). Hopefully everyone's grasping at
>  straws makes OM bump up the priority a bit (though again, for now there
>  are certainly more important things to do).

Is mpeg-4 decoding in the Glamo chip only video? Or could we use it to
decode audio as well to decrease CPU-time, thereby having more
batterytime for playing mpeg4 audio?

Best Jens

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