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Video decoder board


#1

Hello, I’m building a small media system and I’d to know if anyone knows any board that does video decoding (mpeg 4 and/or alike) somewhat in the same way that the mp3 board works.

Thanks
Carlos


#2

Chipworkx has an mpeg player example


#3

I had in goal using something more low end and offloading the decoding to the decode board since I have a Panda II. But it’s interesting to know ChipworkX can handle it.

But as a separate module. Is there any available hardware or I’m stuck with processor that can decode?


#4

Video needs large amount of ram and very fast processor. You will not find anything small that can do video


#5

Wouldn’t it be awesome to run .Net MF and GHI extensions on a chip like this?

http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/devices.asp?category_id=163&family_id=605&subfamily_id=720&source=left_nav

I can see a Fez Peacock coming :slight_smile:

There should be silicon solutions for this - like http://www.toshiba.com/taec/components/Generic/MPEG_4_CODEC.pdf - but I assume this is a pretty specialist field and not the best thing for Panda-sized applications.


#6

Oh yeah, 400MHz!!! That would be so nice :slight_smile:


#7

Wouldn’t be great if can share everything with you. All I can say is stay tuned.


#8

Gus is the mystery man :smiley:


#9

I hope that new module will be ChipworkX pinout compatible that we can easy change it without redesign PCB :smiley: