AMD’s UVD2-based XvBA Finally Does Something On Linux

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for
this link. ]

“Today though, XvBA has finally become useful under
Linux. But it is not what you may be thinking…

“Finally, ATI Radeon customers under Linux can use XvBA, but it
is not through using XvBA directly. AMD and Splitted Desktop
Systems have been collaborating to develop xvba-video, which is an
XvBA back-end for VA-API. Splitted Desktop Systems is the company
that brought H.264 VA-API GPU video acceleration for Gnash, VA-API
support in MPlayer and FFmpeg, and a NVIDIA VDPAU back-end for
VA-API. This xvba-video library is like their NVIDIA VDPAU
back-end, but it is for X-Video Bitstream Acceleration


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