CoreVideo - 1080i - Powerbooks

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by agentdavo, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. agentdavo macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2004

    My first post! Hi all!

    Well, will CoreVideo allow faster mpeg-2 decoding for 1080i hdtv transport streams? I see that VLC and it's opengl support has come a long way in the last few months... i get a 5fps+ fps now!

    In Windoze, mpeg-2 decoders that use DXVA makes a huge difference to CPU % such as Elecard/WinDVD decoders. Will CoreVideo work in a similar way?

    Any thoughts on MPEG-2 decoders, pixel/vertex shaders and CoreVideo would be appreciated.
  2. live4ever macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2003
    Absolutely, once the graphics card gets involved HD content will play back like DVDs. It was the hardware acceleration that allowed viewing of DVDs in the slower G3s. VLC uses the CPU @ 100% whenever I play HD video on my Powerbook.

Share This Page