Mobile Linux at linux.conf.au
Posted Jan 22, 2009 12:57 UTC (Thu) by alonz
Parent article: Mobile Linux at linux.conf.au
I wonder why the claim that ARM devices lack video capabilities, when practically every ARM system-on-chip out there includes video acceleration; from the the Samsung S3C6400 application processors (used e.g. in the iPhone) and the TI OMAP3 (used in the Palm prē), and down to smaller chips like the Zoran APPROACH5 (used in the LG Renoir). In fact, since the target market for these processors is mostly high-end mobile phones, they practically have to include support for 3GPP video (up to, and including, H.264 video).
I suspect the actual issue is the lack of open device drivers (or specifications) for the accelerators available in these chips.
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