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Mikko Rauhala mjrauhal at cc.helsinki.fi
Sun Mar 30 18:59:50 CEST 2008

su, 2008-03-30 kello 18:19 +0200, Alexander Frøyseth kirjoitti:
> Just one question, will it be able to watch movies on it?

You can play them on the GTA01 even, if you're willing to transcode the
movie to a reasonably low bitrate (while also prerotating it) before
watching. For suggested mencoder parameters that I found to provide
quite adequate results for a small screen, see

The Freerunner will have accelerated rotation and scaling at least,
probably also motion compensation for some formats (or at least I heard
about Xvmc work being done at some point on the IRC channel, I believe).
Subject to driver development I have the impression that the Glamo chip
is able to further accelerate mpeg4 playback, however, what with the
beefed up CPU and the hw scaling and rotation one should already be able
to play more video files "out of the box" without crappifying them
beforehand as is mostly necessary for the GTA01. (Note that when
decoding with the CPU versus a dedicated chip, the battery will
generally deplete faster even if the CPU is up to the job, though.)

So, umm, yeah; don't expect too much, but at the very least we have
decent quality pre-transcoded QVGA video playing _now_ on the GTA01's,
so things aren't looking bad from where I'm standing.

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