FUD Zilla heard AMD plans to release the ATI Catalyst 10.7 driver on Wednesday, July 21st. One of the new features in this release will be support for GPU acceleration in VLC Player 1.1.1:
According to a recent tweet he made that now appears to be deleted for some reason, Catalyst 10.7 drivers will be available just before the last week of July and should be released on Wednesday, July 21st. The update is expected to bring compatibility improvements to VLC Player 1.1.1, an update which will enable GPU acceleration and DSP decoding on select AMD Radeon HD Series cards. As already stated by VideoLan, however, the current code (version 1.1.0) isn’t corking correctly on Windows and VLC programmers are hard at work on releasing version 1.1.1 that will be designed to work with the upcoming Catalyst 10.7 drivers. The group mentions that AMD provided them with a beta release of the upcoming drivers and they have successfully verified that GPU acceleration works.