Accelerated H.264 on DuoVero

The Gumstix DuoVero Zephyr COM features an OMAP4430. This SoC supports hardware accelerated MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264 video encoding up to 1080p/30fps.

Texas Instruments offered the necessary software packages for Ubuntu 12.04, with Pandaboard support. For later distributions, no hardware support was released. Luckily 12.04 is a Long-Term-Support release.

Sidebranch developed board support to run OMAP4 Ubuntu release on DuoVero Zephyr-Y COM and to use of TI's hardware video codecs. With latest WiFi stack and driver for optimal stability and performance.

With this DuoVero board support our customer can now use Gstreamer to decode and encode using hardware acceleration and send and receive those as RTP or RTSP streams over WiFi, with the Gumstix DuoVero Zephyr-Y COM.

Our work is made available here for the Gumstix Linux community. Contact us for commercial board support development services. Sidebranch is a Verified Design Consultant for Gumstix products.