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Submission + - Anthill: The First VP8 Hardware Encoder IP Release (webmproject.org)

theweatherelectric writes: The WebM Project has made available (but only by request) the RTL source code of their VP8 hardware encoder. They write, 'The H1 encoder offloads the entire VP8 video encoding process from the host CPU to a separate accelerator block on the SOC. It significantly reduces power consumption and enables encoding of 1080p resolution video at full 30 FPS, or 720p at 60 FPS. Without a hardware accelerator like the H1, modern multi-core mobile devices can only encode video at around VGA 25 FPS, and are not able to do much else while doing that.' This follows on from the recent 0.9.6 release of the VP8 SDK which improved encoder speed and image quality.

Submission + - Assange police reports leaked on to the internet (nzherald.co.nz)

An anonymous reader writes: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is getting a dose of his own medicine, with details of the confidential Swedish police pre-trial investigation continuing to be leaked on the internet.

The latest leak is a 100-page fax between Assange's Swedish and British lawyers that was posted to a website on January 27 by an unknown person.

Although Swedish chief prosecutor Eva Finne decided that there was no rape case to answer for Assange and rescinded the warrant for his arrest, the documents show that the police continued to investigate the WikiLeaks founder and interviewed witnesses for months.

A full translation of the police records is available here.

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