MuyComputer say our colleagues, the company AMD has just offered free environments so GNU / Linux the driver XvBA (X-Video Bitstream Acceleration) which enables the acceleration of multimedia content such as H.264 or MPEG 4 among others.
comes with free software is support for AMD Radeon HD graphics cards that offer support UVD. Therefore, it can play video and a free driver using GPU acceleration, which greatly download files to the CPU in 1,920 x 1,080 pixels Full HD .AMD wanted to take another step towards the free software community with the launch of the new API XvBA Catalyst drivers for Linux. To date, that paragraph was useless since there was no indication published documentation to describe the interface acceleration, but it appears that the company fully eta working on it.
So much so that AMD has just opened XvBA interface with the launch of XvBA SDK ( header ), sample code and a library of example. In this way enables GPU acceleration for multimedia content directly through UVD2 instead of the VA-platform API.