Allwinner A10 : Is XBMC ported to MALI-400MP ?
(2012-07-03, 00:03)Starstream Wrote: The VPU is the video processing unit in the A10 chipset it handles the decoding of all the video formats, it's not part of the GPU like it is on PC hardware or some other Arm chipsets. As far as I know all A10 chipsets have the VPU though someone can correct me if that's wrong.

You are right! All A10 devices have the VPU unit, including the tablets out there. The kernel sources and driver for the CPU are released. The driver for the GPU althought not fully opensource are released by ARM (up till the framebuffer, the X11 requires closed source libraries till Lima is ready)

BUT the VPU is and will most likely stay closed by Softwinner (software division of Allwinner). So we have to work with the binary blobs they release and what I read today is that the current linux blob is crap. (Androis is fine and further ahead in development)
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RE: Allwinner A10 : Is XBMC ported to MALI-400MP ? - by j1nx - 2012-07-03, 00:09


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