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Alexander Frøyseth alexander.froyseth at gmail.com
Sun Mar 30 20:07:23 CEST 2008

Thanks, for see what happens
Mikko Rauhala skrev:
> 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
> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Video_Player
> 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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