I tested with 3 Anime files. Two MP4 (H.264) @ 640x360 (360p). One MKV @ 1280x720 (720p). I guess not all the Anime out there is encoded at 720p.
I use MX Player. Make sure to download & install that video player and use HW (hardware) decoding. HW offloads some of the work onto the VPU.
- HW was working well. HW+ was giving me some graphic glitches.
- HW was perfect for MP4 files. It caused some blockiness in some frames for MKV.
- SW (software) decoding worked perfectly on all video files.
- Anime was in sync for HW & SW decoding. It may have been a little out of sync for SW 720p in a few parts.
HW for 360P MP4. Took 20-35% of CPUs.
HW for 720P MKV. Took 25-50% of CPUs.
SW for 360P MP4. Took 35-65% of CPUs.
SW for 720P MKV. Took mostly 65-85% of CPUs but sometimes going to 100%.
ie. SW 720P will require at least 1.5 GHz dual Cortex A9 to work well.
Strong CPU is really needed to play 720p Hi10p in SW mode but should really use HW mode so some of the work goes to VPU.
I used Micro CPU Monitor to visually see CPU use during video playback. It has two bars for the two CPUs which I changed to full screen to better determine the CPU percentages above.
RK3066 @ 1.6 GHz w/1024x768 can playback Hi10p in 360p or 720p resolution with either HW or SW modes.
8726-MX "should" play Hi10p in HW mode but no idea if 8726-MX's VPU can work with Hi10p. 8726-MX will be unable to play 720p Hi10p in SW mode because requires lots of CPU processing power but can probably handle 360p version.
PS, Hi10p should play on other RK3066 tablets with 1024x768 or 1024x600 resolutions. 1280x800 tablets may or may not work. Someone will have to test that out for you.
PPS, I grabbed the Hi10p files from here:
Edit: cleaned up and rewrote the content on this post to be more informative
This post has been edited by Nickos-V: 06 January 2013 - 02:23 PM