The open-source version of Microsoft's Silverlight is adopting hardware-based decoding for video, a move that will boost multimedia on Linux devices.

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Created by henrychan 8 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 42 weeks ago
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On the one hand that sounds good. These codecs could probably also be used by other media players...
On the other hand, NVidia doesn't make free Software drivers and they usually don't publish their specifications. RMS calls them "NVidious". I am worried that this feature will only be available with a non-free driver, and that gains us nothing.