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Small command line tool that checks the capabilities of your graphics hardware & OS to decode h264 videos on your GPU. Apple doesn't seems to allow all GPU's to use the System Framework, despite the fact that they have the hardware capabilities (like Geforce 8800 or Fermi cards). The tool have the same error codes like other VDA Software (XBMC) but its easier to test.

On Lion with current Fermi drivers i get an error by the decoder.

You can try it and post your software & hardware combination.

requires Mac OS X 10.6.3
SourceCode on GitHub
Feel free to contribute on Github

Download precompiled binary (Intel 32/64-Bit):Attached File  VDADecoderChecker.zip   4.69KB   1871 downloads
[Update: 09.07.2011 now Intel 32/64bit]
[Update: 28.08.2011 Fixed a segmentation fault bug on Lion. Thanks to: Apple H264 https://github.com/AppleH264]

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Fails on 9800GT 10.6.8 ;)

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Fails on 10.6.8 with 8400GS

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Which error codes? It should run on:
GeForce 9400M
GeForce 320M
GeForce GT 330M
ATI HD Radeon GFX
Intel HD Graphics

I've testet it on a MacMini 3,1 (2009) with Geforce 9400M

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Hardware acceleration is fully supported.
Nvidia GeForce 9200M GS.

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Hardware acceleration is fully supported.
Nvidia GeForce GT 240 (GraphicsEnabler, Trunk Chameleon bootloader 1093)
Thanx!

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The hardware does not support accelerated video services required for hardware decode.

VDADecoderCreate failed. err: -12470

That is the Message on my System (Signature)

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Gainward NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT Display
The hardware does not support accelerated video services required for hardware decode.
VDADecoderCreate failed with error: -12470

Real shame. Thanks for the tool, mate!

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I get the same message on my GTX 460.

Thanks for the tool, very depressing! ;)

I'll remember to run this whenever I'm feeling too happy.

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^^lol

The hardware does not support accelerated video services required for hardware decode.
VDADecoderCreate failed. err: -12470

10.6.8 - 8400M GS ;)

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Genuine Apple GeForce GT120 (MacPro4,1):

The hardware does not support accelerated video services required for hardware decode.
VDADecoderCreate failed. err: -12470
:blink:

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1)

The hardware does not support accelerated video services required for hardware decode.
VDADecoderCreate failed. err: -12470

GTS8800 G92

2)

MacMini 4,1 is fully supported :-D

NVIDIA GeForce 320M

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Doesn't work on real iMac10,1 with NVIDIA GeForce 9400 under 10.6.8 :blink:

"The hardware does not support accelerated video services required for hardware decode.
VDADecoderCreate failed. err: -12470"

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Hardware acceleration is fully supported
NVS 160M 256M, thankls :blink:

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Hardware acceleration is fully supported
dell n7010 with lion (ATI Mobility radeon hd 5470) :blink:

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Not supported here either - ATI Radeon 4670 1GB

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Doesn't work on real iMac10,1 with NVIDIA GeForce 9400 under 10.6.8 :(

"The hardware does not support accelerated video services required for hardware decode.
VDADecoderCreate failed. err: -12470"


:P It should work on your iMac with the 9400M. Do you have Hardware Acceleration in Flash Videos? You should see it in the activity monitor.

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Fail with HD4850

under Lion DP4

An error was returned by the decoder layer. This may happen for example because of bitstream/data errors during a decode operation. This error may also be returned from VDADecoderCreate when hardware decoder resources are available on the system but currently in use by another process.
VDADecoderCreate failed. err: -12473


under SL 10.6.8

The hardware does not support accelerated video services required for hardware decode.
VDADecoderCreate failed. err: -12470


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under Lion DP4

An error was returned by the decoder layer. This may happen for example because of bitstream/data errors during a decode operation. This error may also be returned from VDADecoderCreate when hardware decoder resources are available on the system but currently in use by another process.
VDADecoderCreate failed. err: -12473


Same here with AMD HD6870, Lion 11A494a

Biciolino



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Same here with AMD HD6870, Lion 11A494a

Biciolino


+1 here with 9800gt and lion 11a494a
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