The talk starts with a simple question: how to watch YouTube video without frying an egg on Linux Laptop (since video decoding is a CPU-intensive process and produces a lot of heat). Then the speaker briefly introduces the backgrounds/issues/history about video decoding on Linux desktop includes: h264 patents (includes recent Cisco deal), Google VP8 (which is the source of problem that speaker encounters), video decoding hardware acceleration technologies on Linux platform (VAAPI), the corresponding support from software (Gstreamer, VLC) and web browser. Finally the talk will give a should-be-working solution for those who always watch Youtube video on a Linux (namely, Ubuntu) laptop.
(This is a Lightning Talk at HKOSC 2014)
Speaker: Mr Tang Chung Pan, Dick.
Mr. Tang Chung Pan, Dick is currently a Software Engineer at Harmonic Technologies (HK) Limited. He has been a Linux user since 2003. Although he is not an expert in every area, he always wants to share some lessons learned in using open source software.
Language: Cantonese (English Slides)
(This is a a session of Hong Kong Open Source Conference 2014 on 29 March, HKOSC is an annual international conference in Hong Kong for global open source community, it is aimed to demonstrate the use of open source software technology, open hardware technology and latest development in the world. HKOSC is targeted for developers, users and promoters.)