VIA / Ubuntu / JavaFX hardware HD decode - Digital Media Platform

Hi All,

 So I'm working on a new project, trying to build a really goo Digital Media Platform, for applications like, shopping malls, airports, hotels, stores.

We want the actually user interface to be in JavaFX, the hardware and operstaing system needs to be able to decode HD content (AVI,WMV,M4V) in 720P or 1080P.

The system also has to be able to support a large touchscreen, this requires the Xorg driver and calibration program.

 I'm working with VIA using there hardware platforms to support Ubuntu and JavaFX.

VIA has created the DRM and kernel drivers for the HD decoders and video, also the mplayer and special video out plugins.

The difference when you play an HD movie is amazing, VIA gave me the seen from the matrix movie when the enter the building, if you play it with the standard video out on the 1.5Ghz processor the sound is way ahead of the choppy video.

 When I play the same movie using the VIA supplied Mplayer video out plugin, the movie is absolutely smooth and in sink with the sound.

 So now we have the basic hardware and OS layer working, I've finally got to the point I cannot put off any longer, learn Java and JavaFX.

I've just started the course, learning Java in 21 days, I'll let you know how it goes.

Dave

VIA Digital Media Platform - Front


VIA Digital Media Platform - Back

VIA Digital Media Platform - Left Side


VIA Digital Media Platform - Right Side


Comments:

Looks very interesting - bookmarked!

Posted by Dave on December 06, 2009 at 08:37 AM PST #

No HDMI port?

Posted by W. Wayne Liauh on December 06, 2009 at 12:27 PM PST #

Hi Wayne,

This is just a system for us to test the capabilities on.

We will shrink the number of ports and go to HDMI on the final configuration.

Actually what ports would everyone want, this is for a digital platform, not desktop system.

Dave

Posted by David Clack on December 06, 2009 at 12:43 PM PST #

very nice and interesting.

Posted by supra shoes on December 06, 2009 at 04:06 PM PST #

Thanks for sharing the useful information with me.

Posted by True Religion jeans on December 06, 2009 at 04:09 PM PST #

Providing plugin for gstreamer would be optimal, this way you are not tied to mplayer as playing application.
BTW, HW-accelerated video was important point of recent Xorg Video Hackfest, see conclusion on bottom of http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/wiki/VideoHackfest

Posted by Tomasz on December 07, 2009 at 07:14 PM PST #

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