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[Q] Video Hardware Decoder

21st September 2012, 05:40 PM   |  #1  
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Just wondering which codec does the HW video decoder support? The specs say this....

Video Player; Compatible Video Files, 3GPP, H.264, MPEG4, WMV; Video, Streaming

However, it does not say if it is through hardware decoding or software. Also, does the stock player support HW decoding? I want to say it does, but not 100% sure.

22nd September 2012, 01:51 AM   |  #2  
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Not sure about the S3. but I have mx video player, it has hw,hw+,sw. I use all the time to watch movies .

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22nd September 2012, 03:45 AM   |  #3  
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Thanks for the response. I did a little research myself and came up with the following...

On an h.264 transcoded file in a mp4 container.... The stock player and MX players hovered the cpu utilization around 20%. There was also another strange process that was running...I forget what; possibly mediaserver? With the "BS Player", the utilization hovered around 8% without the mediaserver process.

I think I'll stick with the "BS Player" since there's lower utilization. OH, the main reason for the response. Turns out that I'm pretty sure it's being 'hardware decoded'. If it wasn't, I would ahve expected the cpu utilzation be up around 75%+.
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