Posts: 876 from 2004/9/23
Much more interesting would be utilizing the UVD-unit (Universal Video Decoder) which is present from r600-series on. This unit can do high-res MPEG4/VC1/H264-decoding in hardware. This would allow decent videoplayback, even on single-core machines.
For five minutes or so. Then people start screeming "Why is there no h265 support? That is standard!"
And for the fun. Yes. h264 is getting more and more obsolete as h265 HEVC saves a huge amount of space. In most cases about 40-50% less data.
Will need to update my Kodi hardware in 2017, too.[ Edited by geit 05.01.2017 - 19:02 ]