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Hardware accelerated JPEG video decoder MFT from AMD

Video GPU vendors (AMD, Intel, NVIDIA) ship their hardware with drivers, which in turn provide hardware-assisted decoder for JPEG (also known as MJPG and MJPEG. and Motion JPEG) video in form-factor of a Media Foundation Transform (MFT). JPEG is not included in DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) 2.0 specification, however hardware carries implementation for the decoder.…

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Best JSON and Base64 libraries for C++ and Windows

The application in previous post Is my system a hybrid (switchable) graphics system? is implemented in C++/WinRT, which I finally decided to give a try. For authoring and consuming Windows Runtime APIs using C++, there is C++/WinRT. This is Microsoft’s recommended replacement for the C++/CX language projection, and the Windows Runtime C++ Template Library (WRL). The real question…

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