Mainline Linux Gains Accelerated Video Decoding for Microchip’s SAMA5D4

Stateless hardware accelerators provide more control over the codec pipeline, resulting in improved power savings among other benefits.

The Hantro Video4Linux2 Linux kernel module has now gained support for another SoC, the Microchip SAMA5D4. The device features a single decode unit supporting MPEG2, VP8 and H.264 streams, alongside the built-in post-processing unit.