SAMA5D27 video player

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SAMA5D27 video player

Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:21 pm

Hello,
is SAMA5D27 able to play videos (e.g. using gstreamer)?
Do you have any proof of concept or demo image?
thank you
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Re: SAMA5D27 video player

Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:29 am

koan wrote:is SAMA5D27 able to play videos (e.g. using gstreamer)?
"Video" is a rather vague specification when 4K UHD is widely available.
Even without a HW video decoder, a SAMA5 can play videos of an appropriate codec, spatial resolution, and frame rate using a software decoder.

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Re: SAMA5D27 video player

Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:15 pm

Hi blue_z,
you are right, but not all SAMA5 are equal.

I'd like to play a MP4 video H264 on width=800,height=480 display.
My question is particularly focuses on SAMA5D27 because the A5D2x doesn't have video Decoder as A5D4x have.
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Re: SAMA5D27 video player

Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:09 am

Yes you can use gstreamer to play videos on the SAMA5D2x. The Yocto build includes the various gstreamer utilities needed to do this. I have found that certain formats play more smoothly than others and that it's best to draw directly to the frame buffer and not through weston or anything.

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