Thursday, April 19, 2012

gstreamer as a multimedia backend in Firefox

Wow. After such a long time it happened. Gstreamer can be used as a multimedia backend in Firefox!

So what does this mean? I believe not much yet for the enduser, at least this is a very nice infrastructure change to enable stuff like hardware acceleration e.g. on mobile devices. And from my point of view also a good separation: Do one thing and do it well. Let gstream do the multimedia stuff and Mozilla all that compositing.

Maybe this can be enabled in Fedora - at compile time - to get an maybe accelerated experience. or better codec support e.g. h264 for those who need it (e.g. by using Fluendos codec pack) or even my always favored Dirac!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

ICD and pocl

There is no official release from pocl yet, but I noticed that there is now some work going on to bring ICD to pocl. Very nice.
This will allow us to have more than one open CL implementation on our systems - as long as all of them honor ICD.