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Join Date: Aug 2009
01-01-2010, 02:54 AM
Anandtech did a short article on the Broadcom HD decoder. According to the article and press release, the decoder's drivers will be for OS X/Linux/& Windows.
AnandTech: XBMC & Broadcom Bring 1080p Decode Upgrade to ill-equipped netbooks, nettops, Apple TVs
Join Date: Apr 2009
01-01-2010, 03:37 AM
I looked at Broadcom's website, and downloaded the Linux driver (I don't have the hardware, though). It looks like the "proprietary binary blob + wrapper" model. So, there is a driver, but it remains to be seen how well supported it is by Broadcom. And when media players will be compatible with it. But Linux driver support sounds considerably better than I assumed.
Of course, if the card turns out to work well in Linux, I still won't be getting one, since I don't have a spare card slot in my Mini 9. But I might consider it for my next netbook.
I don't care about OSX support, though
Mini 1012 | SSD | Intel 6200 Wifi | Ubuntu 11.10 64bit
Join Date: Mar 2009
01-05-2010, 07:06 AM
Interestingly, my Dell Mini 9 plays HD flash videos flawlessly in full screen, as detailed in this thread:
miracle to play youtube and other flash videos
The solution isn't additional hardware, it is to fire all of the programmers that work for adobe.
I was able to play full screen videos over 20 years ago on an amiga with a 33 MEGAHERTZ processor. Flash is beyond pathetic, it is silly. I laugh at it.
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