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Elecard MPEG-2 Video Decoder with DXVA Support

DXVA acceleration realized in Elecard MPEG-2 decoder allows to decrease CPU usage and provides substantial performance gains. The new release of Elecard MPEG-2 Video Decoder offers improved hardware acceleration support, which takes advantage of VLD (Variable Length Decoding) mode, that became available on most recent video cards and nettop computers.

DXVA performance:

First test sequence (Figure 1):

Performance on different video cards. System Configuration: Intel Pentium D (Dual Core) running at 2,66 GHz. For comparison, the last test on the histogram was carried out with NVIDIA 9300M GS on Intel Core Duo P9500 running at 2,53 GHz. Full HD (1080p) MPEG-2 4:2:0 Video.

Fig. 1. First test sequence: Performance on different video cards.

 

Second test sequence (Figure 2):

Performance with two and three streams decoded simultaneously. System Configuration: Intel Core Duo P9500 running at 2,53 GHz (mobile) Full HD (1080p) MPEG-2 4:2:0 Video.

Fig. 2. Second test sequence: Performance with two and three streams decoded simultaneously.

 

Supported video cards:

All video cards supporting NVIDIA PureVideo(tm) technology and ATI Avivo(tm), including:

  • ATi Radeon HD 2xxx series
  • ATi Radeon HD 3xxx series
  • ATi Radeon HD 4xxx series
  • ATi Radeon Xxxx series
  • ATi Radeon 9xxx series
  • ATi Radeon 8500
  • ATi Radeon 7xxx series
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2xx series
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9xxx series
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8xxx series
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7xxx series
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6xxx series
  • NVIDIA GeForce 5 FX series
  • NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX series
  • Intel integrated chips (G45, 965 and possibly many others)

Known issue: ATI Radeon HD 2xxx series supports DXVA decoding of SD resolution streams only, in this case decoder will work in software mode. Rollback to ATI Catalyst 8.12 drivers might help you with this.

Note: If your hardware from this list doesn't work properly in DXVA mode, please contact us.

Technical specifications:

The decoder supports all MPEG-2 hardware accelerated decoding modes:

  • MoComp (minimal mode, IDCT and Variable Length Decoding are performed on CPU)
  • IDCT (VLD is performed on CPU)
  • VLD (full hardware accelerated decoding)

Latest changes:

  • Added support for full bitstream decoding (also known as VLD or BitStreamRaw mode). Most recent NVIDIA & ATI video cards support this feature.
    Note: Earlier these video cards were showing black screen. The feature was tested to work with NVIDIA 9300M GS, see the DXVA performance chart for results.

  • Added support for Intel G45 integrated video
  • Added support for Intel 965 integrated video
  • Added support for Intel Atom platform, which supports decoding in DXVA mode up to 4 HD MPEG-2 streams simultaneously.
    Note: The feature was tested to work with the latest fit-2pc nettop computer.

Download Elecard MPEG-2 decoder with DXVA in Elecard MPEG-2 PlugIn for WMP

Download Elecard MPEG-2 decoder with DXVA in Elecard Codec SDK G4