Support for Broadcom CrystalHD Video Decoder has landed …
The Broadcom BCM70012 and BCM70015 Crystal HD advanced media processor are low cost, low power, highly integrated solution for high definition (HD) video playback applications. They are targeted for PC/x86 applications such as playback of streaming video content, Blu-ray Disc playback, file-based content, and broadcast and other TV sources. These are Mini-PCIe chips that suit really well in any Netbook, MacMini or other kind of SetTopBox and provide a complete CPU offloading through hardware video decoding of several resource-consuming codecs such as:
- H.264/AVC HP at L 4.1 1080p/1080i up to 40 Mbps.
- SMPTE VC-1 AP at L 3 1080p/1080i up to 40 Mbps.
- WMV9 (VC-1 SP and MP)
- MPEG-2 MP @ ML and MP @ HL