[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Plans

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 7 13:46:28 UTC 2012


On 7 March 2012 13:38, Alan Pope <alan.pope at canonical.com> wrote:
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> On 07/03/12 13:33, Colin Law wrote:
>> Out of interest, in what way is it not open?
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> It needs a binary blob for the GPU and to boot apparently. They also
> "only" licensed the h.264 and one other codec bundle from broadcom for
> that blob. So only certain video files will play back accelerated. So
> it wouldn't do for a FreeView set top box, but would be good for
> playing back pre-recorded/downloaded h.264 encoded video.

OK, I see.  I don't suppose it will take long for that to be hacked.

Colin



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