OK so you probably can just about play 4K video under Haiku on an i7+
grade CPU but it will eat most of your CPU, bring the rest of the
system to a crawl and is still unlikely to provide a consistent 60
If Haiku wants to be a professional media consumption or production
platform, it needs hardware acceleration support ala vaapi and not
On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 12:45 PM spinach williams
On Dec 16, 2018, at 4:17 AM, Dan MacDonald <allcoms@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Haiku lacks the
hardware video decoding required for smooth 4K+ video playback.
smooth video playback at any resolution doesn’t need hardware video decoding.
hardware decoding helps offload the task from less capable processors –
anything made in the last seven years will play back even h.265 (presently
the most processor intensive format) with no trouble – if it can drive a 4k+
screen, it can play video on it, as long as your file i/o is fast enough.