Hi, low-end devices users! I have good news for you
As you know, Qualcomm has ended support for their SoCs, based on ARMv6 core, and doesn't release OpenMax IL libraries for Android 4.0+. Someone was crying on Qualcomm's forum, someone try to understand, how to extend GB proprietaries to support new Google OMX extensions, but nobody try to modify libstagefright, and disable using new unimplemended functions...
I spent about a few weeks, learning stagefright architecture, and differents between GB and ICS OMX layers...and now I ready to show it to you
I have only ZTE Blade, and can make ROM only for it. You can download it here. In addition to worked hardware-accelerated video playback, and camcorder, it builded with Linaro GCC 4.7.1, and has a little UI speedup(if it not a placebo ). ROM based on KonstaT device tree, thanks him for it.
Oh, my Dropbox temporary blocked to public links. I upload ROM to letitbit too.
Modified framework's sources can be found on my github. Besides it, you need to add one global define to your device's BoardConfig.mk - COMMON_GLOBAL_CFLAGS += -DQCOM_LEGACY_OMX
UPD: I make same changes in CM10 sources tree, but it doesn't working, and I can't try to fix it, because haven't enough disk space to build CM10 ROM. I think, Google changes OMX API again, and it needs more fixes to get it working. You can download sources from here. For now I not interestid in CM10, because now it laggy and has some not good issues.
UPD2: Please, if you want my help with integration problem, attach logcat at the time, when you try to use vide playback/camcorder. I can't help without any information.
UPD3: If you trying to make port for your device, this post can be helpful. Thanks to cougarcougar for it.
UPD4: We still get errors, if trying to play videos from some apps(e.g. Android browser) in not-fullscreen mode. gralloc or mmap returns error, when try to map buffers from NativeWindow. If anybody have ideas how to fix it, please write it here, or to my PM...
Devices based on MSM7x27 chips has two different versions of OMX libs.
"Oldt"(for froyo?) has an unknown padding between color components parts of returning buffer. I have fixed that for most videos, but some strange resolutions are still gets broken colors with green line on top.
"New" version are present in Samsung/LG devices, who has official Gingerbread ROMs. It returns correct buffer in dfferent color format(YV12, instead of NV21), but it laggy on VGA+ videos. Now don't know why. May be it convert resulting buffer to YV12 on CPU... I will try to understand it later.
I think you can use "old" libs from ZTE Blade on any device, because "new" libs work on ZTE Blade too.
PS: If you want to thanks/support my work - you know where you can find button for it.
This is a project for porting this over to JB. Currently it builds. That's just about it. We need to make this work.
Current contributors are:
And the repos currently resides at: https://github.com/androidarmv6/android_frameworks_av and https://github.com/androidarmv6/andr...meworks_native
Anyone else wanting to work on this, just shoot me a PM and I'll add you to the list and the repo!