[Meego-tv] Candidate specification for a generic video player
teemu.tuominen at cybercom.com
Thu Mar 17 07:11:13 PDT 2011
On 03/15/2011 12:05 AM, Dominig ar Foll wrote:
> when you start to play video on Linux you realise quickly that no
> solution can cover the full need of playing video for a real full TV
> application. If you try to create a Consumer Electronic (CE) device, you
> likely use a System on Chip (SoC) which provides a concept of video
> overlay which provide a great help on performance but make any
> integration very specific.
> The proposed specification aims at creating a generic service for Linux
> (I will start by MeeGo TV) which could unify the play out of a video and
> make transparent the support of various hardware helper provider by some
> chip and in particular the support of overlay video common on SoC.
> Thanks to let me know your feedback.
> File can be found here :
I'm member of Nokia N900 adaptation team and dealing with camera
subsystem adaptation. I'm personally very interested in field of unified
MM and where Meego Core SHOULD be heading to achieve promising future
and end up ruling OS for different consumer devices or even service
oriented platforms. So, good to have this kind of thoughts out open.
Have to read the doc more closely in time, but first of all my question
Why OpenMAX AL isn't mentioned, discussed or considered in open - for
Meego ? Even though I'm not the expert on it, it would look as promising
as OpenGL has been for graphics and I bet it would make Meego more
interesting from manufacturers (potential adopters) point of view as well.
If the thing is that no-one has evolved OMX AL for Linux that far (to be
generalized), I'm just thinking it could and further maybe even placed
as UMMS. Would be nice to see more of manufacturers contributing into
open Meego under the bearer of OpenMAX, even though the passing of
Khronos compliancy requirements might not be near possible.
Meego architecture & compliancy is seen quite focused atm, due to gles2
for example and numerous other must-have support requirements. I would
eventually like to see Meego in very lightweight OpenVG based devices as
well and the Gstreamer "all-purpose" multimedia would not fit into that
picture but OMX AL might?
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