ATI Hardware Acceleration of H.264

XBitLabs reports that ATI's upcoming Radeon graphics processor will feature hardware acceleration of the H.264 Advanced Video Codec.

Apple's recently released Quicktime 7 provides both H.264 playback and encoding and is advertised as a major feature of the new Quicktime.

H.264 will be the codec used to encode video for upcoming HD-DVD and Blu-ray disc technologies. Apple has officially adopted Blu-Ray technology.