10157480 cites 53 patents.
Innovations in video decoding and rendering operations for inter-coded blocks in a graphics pipeline, in which at least some of the operations are performed using a graphics processing unit (“GPU”), are described. For example, a video playback tool receives encoded data for a current picture and performs operations to decode the encoded data and reconstruct the current picture. For a given inter-coded block of the current picture, a graphics primitive represents texture values as a point for processing by the GPU. The graphics primitive can have one or more attributes, including a motion vector, a block size, a display index value (indicating a location in a display buffer), and/or a residual index value (indicating a location of residual values). The operations performed by the video playback tool can include interpolation of sample values at fractional-sample offsets and motion compensation performed for inter-coded blocks in multiple passes for different block sizes.