What are the different Decoder types? (Android)

Created by: Taylor F

Modified on: Wed, 19 Sep, 2018 at 12:47 PM


Auto: Aims to find the most suitable decoder for a given stream/file.
Native: Uses decoding abilities implemented in device firmware.
Hardware: Software implementation with hardware video decoding on supported devices.
Software: Completely software implementation.
HW+: Supports only hardware accelerated decoding. Has teletext subtitles support.

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