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FLeu
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Any US15W driver that supports HW accel. in IE9 ?

Hi,

Is there any driver that supports HW acceleration in IE9?

How about acceleration for Video in Silverlight?

Regards

Franz

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Kirk_B_Intel
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What do you mean by acceleration for IE9. IE9 is not a 3D program so it is unlikely acceleration would help it much.

If you mean Adobe Flash, then there are some things being done for a future release of the driver that would allow an OEM to offer accelerated Flash handling for both flash effects and flash video handling.

The driver DOES currently fully support DXVA video decode acceleration in hardware for VC1, h.264, mpeg4 and mpeg2. What you need is a video player under IE9 that has codecs that are DXVA aware and those are not extremely common, although they do exist (Media Player Classic Home Cinema latest release is an example that handles video VERY well on US15w). Otherwise, Microsoft does NOT provide accelerated codecs "out of the box" except is a very limited fashion (you need to check with MS on that as to why).

You might want to look around for white papers on video accleration on the IEGD and EMGD main EDC pages that can be accessed via http://www.intel.com/go/iegd www.intel.com/go/iegd and http://www.intel.com/go/emgd www.intel.com/go/emgd respectively. They detail the capabilites and ways to get much stuff accelerated for video and other applications.

Hope this helps.

FLeu
Beginner
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Kirk,

What I mean is this: http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/# /highlights/all-around-fast http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/# /highlights/all-around-fast

With Internet Explorer 9, we're tapping into your graphics processor through Windows ..

I did install IE9 for a test drive and in the option settings of IE9 the "Use SW rendering instead of HW accel." is checked and grayed out. So, HW acceleration could not be enabled, possibly due to the driver not supporting it correctly for WES7/IE9 to use it.

Yeaah ... the Flash thing ... old story .. I am waiting for improvements for about a year now ... and still a miserable performance even with latest Flash and GMA500 Driver. I really hope this gets improved any day soon.

I did some tests for a demo last fall with EMGD and MPC-HC that looked very promising for streaming IPTV (MPEG2).

Regards

Franz

Kirk_B_Intel
Employee
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Hopefully that means they do support DXVA and other DirectX acceleration.

It is a little odd that "Use SW rendereing" is checked and greyed. However Silverlight is a WIndows 7 and may be requiring a WDDM graphics driver and DirectX10 or higher whereas currently IEGD and EMGD are XPDM and DX9. We have a WDDM driver on the way (it is in Beta on Premier Support system) but I am not positive about the release date (there are some last minute issues we are working out that may delay release).

Sorry about the Adobe story- we are making Adobe move as fast as they are willing to move. The fixes in Flash for Atom graphics will not be general release but will need to be implemented by an OEM through a certification process.

Hope this helps.

DGrim
Beginner
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On my US15W, with EMGD driver 2048 july 2011 with Windows 7, I have Flash video acceleration using the specific version 10.1 of the flash player (http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/embedded/hwsw/software/emgd# faqs as specified here, search for 'flash' on this page). You can download it on the http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html flash archive page from Adobe, here. Take the http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/installers/archive/fp_10.1.102.64_and_9.0.289.0_arc... '(Released 11/04/2010) Flash Player 10.1.102.64 and 9.0.289.0 (126 MB)' archive, and extract the file named 'Flash Player 10.1.102.64\10_1r102_64\flashplayer10_1r102_64_win.exe' and install it (it is indeed a 32 bits version, the 64 in the name is part of the flash version number).

 

If the installer tells you that it is not the latest version, you'll have to uninstall your installed version before, using the http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html flash uninstall utility from Adobe, found here.

 

(for IE, the file to extract is 'Flash Player 10.1.102.64\10_1r102_64\flashplayer10_1r102_64_winax.exe')

I hope this helps. Perhaps it also works with flash 10.3, I have not tested.

 

TheProphet
Kirk_B_Intel
Employee
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That uses DXVA for the formats that we support so improvements should work on any driver after 10.1. I would need to hear if it does not.

DGrim
Beginner
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In my post, 10.1 is the Flash version, not the IEGD driver version.

I have tested Flash 11.x with EMGD 1.8 in Windows 7 32 bits on US15W, and I cannot get hardware video acceleration to work (the Flash plugin segfaults, so I am obliged to disable hw video acceleration, which is not a solution, so I use Flash 10.1). However, DXVA2 video acceleration works perfectly with EMGD 1.8.