Quote from jamesh on October 14, 2011, 12:26
I think we have a software implementation of webm on the GPU, but, like Theora, it's experimental, and I'm not sure it's exposed to the Linux world. It's also not HW accelerated at this stage.
according to: http://www.broadcom.com/press/.....id=s471536
The VideoCore processor utilizes a hybrid architecture with programmable hardware accelerators. This allows rapid support of new audio or video codecs, enabling hardware-based codec performance earlier to market, typically within 3 to 6 months of development start.
The WebM multimedia format is currently in development and expected to be available to VideoCore customers in Q3 2010. Broadcom worked with Google during the definition phase of the VP8 video codec included in WebM, reviewing the architecture's suitability for mobile applications.
The highly flexible architecture of the Broadcom® BCM2763 VideoCore IV processor will enable it to support WebM video up to WVGA (800 x 640) resolution at 30 frames per second (fps).
so being that the bcm2763 and bcm2835 are so similar, the 2835 should be able to do at least that, or better. and this was posted by broadcom almost a year and a half ago, so i can't see why the bcm2835 wouldn't support webm in hardware. shouldn't broadcom already have the code for this?