This chapter gives a brief overview of OpenMAX IL on the Raspberry Pi. It looks at the component model and the processing model. Further details are given in later chapters.
OpenMAX is designed to play audio and video. It consists of three layers.
Figure 7-1. OpenMAX APIs
The preferred programming layer is OpenMAX AL, the application layer. Unfortunately, the RPi does not support OpenMAX AL. What it does support is OpenMAX IL, the integration layer. ...