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Intel Core i3 H264 GPU Acceleration using Ubuntu and XBMC

September 9, 2010 22 comments
Intel Core i3

Intel Core i3

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.

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