The recent scoop on the blu-ray backup by hacked2123 is nice and all, but what I would like to do is transcode (or recode) the AVC/H264 or (when not available) MPEG2 1080p data into about 9GB worth of x264, and then play it back off DVD-DL.
1a/ Can a PS3 muster enough CPU power under linux to decode 1080p H264/x264/AVC/XVID/Whatever at full framerate?
1b/ Will it have enough CPU left to do advanced decoding (deringing, deblocking, noise shaping etc.. natively it has, but if ps3-linux only gets access to some of the needed hardware...)
2/ (semi-related): will 9GB be enough to fit a full 1080p movie into? Or will it be horribly artifacted and not worth it?