MPEG-2 is an international standard for the digital compression of broadcast-quality, full-motion video. You have to buy the license from the Pi Store in order to use hardware accelerated MPEG-2 decoding. This tag should be used for problems with the codec on the Raspberry Pi.

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What kind of data rate can I expect from the Raspberry Pi's MPEG Hardware codec?

What kind of data rate can I expect the hardware coded to decode smoothly? While playing a video on VLC Player, I can choose Tools > Media Information > Statistics Tab Here I can see the bit ...
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Does an MPEG-2 license improve Flash video playback performance?

I'm running Raspbian. I installed Gnash to enable Flash support (i.e. YouTube playback). The videos come up, but they're too slow to be watchable. Does the MPEG-2 licence key improve YouTube ...
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Unaccellerated DVD playing

I am aware that I can purchase a key to unlock hardware accelerated MPEG-2 decoding for playing DVD's. I was wondering if there is a functional _un_accellerated DVD player available in e.g. one of ...