This article outlines the steps that are needed, starting from a clean Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid), to get DTS 5.1 / Dolby Digital 5.1 through HDMI, and H264 hardware GPU decoding up & running.
It involves the following steps that will be outlined in detail below
- Starting from a clean Ubuntu 10.04 system
- Installing the latest intel-drm-next kernel
- Installing libdrm
- Installing libva
- Installing the latest version of XBMC (needed for libva support)
As the Corei3 CPU (combined with the H55 chipset) platform is hailed as THE htpc platform for 2010, I thought I might give it a try.