Crystal HD Video Decoder Drivers

Below you will find the latest drivers for Broadcom's BCM70012 and BCM70015 Crystal HD High Definition video decoders. Both 32-bit and 64-bit drivers are available for download. These drivers are supported on Windows® XP, Windows Vista® and Windows® 7. In addition, source code for Linux drivers is available.

Windows Software

These drivers support both Broadcom-branded modules supplied with various OEM systems and AzureWave-branded modules (AW-VD904 & AW-VD920). Please refer to www.azurewave.com for support on the AW-VD904 & AW-VD920.

These drivers do not support Blu-ray Disc® playback. For Blu-ray Disc playback driver support, please contact your respective OEM vendor.

Applications currently supported include Windows Media Player 12, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, ArcSoft TotalMedia™ Theatre (OEM edition) and CyberLink PowerDVD (OEM edition). Please check back for additional application support.

Latest driver release version 3.6.9

API Interface
Include files supporting the API interface to the HW acceleration library for use in media players like VideoLan (VLC) are released under the GNU Lesser Public License (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.html). Please refer to the header text in the files for the full copyright.

Note: Updates to allow building with mingw as well as cross-compile of applications.

Other applications known to work include GOMplayer, Kmplayer and Media Player Classic (including Home Cinema Edition).

Linux Software

To encourage the development of Linux media player applications using our HD video decoders, Broadcom is releasing the Linux kernel driver source code under the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 2 as well as application and library source code on a royalty-free basis under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), version 2.1, as published by the Free Software Foundation.

Current driver source supporting all kernels >= 2.6.11 (07/03/2010)

Note: The binary firmware files included in the source archive continue to be covered under Broadcom's standard software license agreement and are not distributed either under the GPL or LGPL.

Legal Disclaimer

The Crystal HD video decoder open source software is provided under the GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1, as published by the Free Software Foundation ("LGPL"). This software is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY SUPPORT OR WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the LGPL for more details. A copy of the LGPL is available at http://www.broadcom.com/licenses/LGPLv2.1.php or by writing to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.

The BCM70015 and BCM70012 device firmware (binary files bcm70015fw.bin and bcm70012fw.bin) is distributed under the following terms:

Copyright 2007-2010 Broadcom Corporation.

Redistribution and use in binary forms of this software, without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
  • Neither the name of Broadcom nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

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