it (on passing glance) only accels h.264 video ... I'm thinking that even a DVD (standard def. mpeg2) would present it some considerable challenges.
A bit of googling turned up a thread in their forums which says that HD MPEG-2 acceleration is possible in the GPU, but may require code licensing
Read through a blog post ( http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/592#comment-9929
) and see that they've opted not to license mpeg2. Too bad.
Some other interesting Raspberry pi discussions:
- Some commentary on the apparent up roar about no kits: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/592#comment-10075
- Phoronix news article makes mention about where the LIMA project might help out: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTA1MTc
- a user comment in the Phoronix forums that I found interesting: "Raspberry Pi has had about 3 stories a day show up on Slashdot for about the last year. The level of hype has outstripped the actual device. While it looks like a nice, low-power board that could be handy in many cases, the Raspberry Pi is not the pure-open source Windows/iPhone/Apple killer that the hype machine has portrayed. ": http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...148#post249148
That user comment is probably over critical, but it strikes me that there is an element of truth to what he is saying. Anyway, now back to your regularly scheduled programming ...