VLC 1.1.0 Adds GPU Decoding For Windows and Linux

Hey! Everyone's favorite video playing software, VLC, jumped to 1.1.0 today and added some GPU decoding for Windows and Linux users as well, giving your CPU a break when you're trying to play those gigantic HD files you've been feverishly torrenting. One caveat: the Windows version only works with nVidia GPUs, as… » 6/22/10 1:21pm 6/22/10 1:21pm

Elgato's Turbo 264 USB Stick Encodes H.264 for Your iPod, iPhone and…

Following up on the rumor that Apple was going to add an H.264 hardware encoding/decoding chip into all upcoming Macs, Elgato has released an H.264 USB stick that does just that. What does this mean to you? Well, a USB stick would be second best to an internal chip (like was speculated before) but the effect is the… » 4/02/07 8:40pm 4/02/07 8:40pm

Apple to Add H.264 Hardware Decoding to All Machines?

Bob Cringely of PBS fame has it on good "rumor" authority that Apple's planning to add H.264 hardware support to all of its machines. As in the iMac, the MacBook, the MacBook Pro, the Mac Pro, and even the Mac Mini. Why is this important? Because a $50 hardware chip (that's how much it costs Apple) will be able to… » 3/09/07 4:15pm 3/09/07 4:15pm