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Broadcom releases Linux drivers for their Crystal HD video decoder PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 03 January 2010 14:02

Broadcom Crystal HD video decoder

Broadcom has released Linux drivers for the Crystal HD video decoder accelerator card. This card can be put into a netbook to enable HD video playback.

Crystal HD video decoder

The driver source code is designed to work with all Linux kernels 2.6.11 and newer. With this source code you should be able to configure pretty much any Linux distro to work with the Crystal HD video decoder.

Here's an extract of the release notes:

To encourage the development of Linux media player applications using our HD video decoders, Broadcom is releasing the Linux kernel driver source code under the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 2 as well as application and library source code on a royalty-free basis under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), version 2.1, as published by the Free Software Foundation.

Current driver source supporting all kernels >= 2.6.11 (12/29/2009)

The source code is available here.