Ahh, thanks for letting me know! It is true that Anime groups are very stuck on the 10-bit codec but it seems like it’s common in that world. And interestingly enough, it’s good to know that Vero can’t play it either because I was thinking of getting that box to replace my Pi3.
In other news, ARM recently revealed a new line of mobile processors. Claiming to be as powerful as entry-level laptop CPU’s. This makes me wonder… Will Raspberry ever consider a new Pi release?
The HEVC optimisation work on Pi will start to focus on 10bit soon.
Realistically performance will be lower than 8-bt (there are some limits to what can be achieved without dedicated hardware and 10-bit results in a big increase in sdram bandwidth), but we’d like 10-bit HEVC 720p30 to play smoothly on a Pi3.
No plans for 10-bit H.264 work as that is a bit of a dead standard.