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  • VA-API 1.3 Readies Broadwell Support, Adds VP8 Decoding

    Phoronix: VA-API 1.3 Readies Broadwell Support, Adds VP8 Decoding

    Intel's Haihao Xiang has announced the VA-API 1.3.0 pre1 release. The big theme of VA-API 1.3 is VP8 and Broadwell support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTYzNDA

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    "sadly no VC-1 encoding" -- who cares about VC-1 anymore? It's as patent encumbered as h264, and technically worse.
    It's not even as widely supported. When or why would someone ever want to use VC-1?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by [Knuckles] View Post
      "sadly no VC-1 encoding" -- who cares about VC-1 anymore? It's as patent encumbered as h264, and technically worse.
      It's not even as widely supported. When or why would someone ever want to use VC-1?
      Because it's one of the mandated codecs on Bluray medias?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Serafean View Post
        Because it's one of the mandated codecs on Bluray medias?
        It's good to have a VC-1 decoder because of that (and vaapi already has it, as does vdpau), but why would you care about having an encoder? If you want to make Blu-ray compliant video just use x264, it even has a --bluray-compat switch to make sure the video is compliant.

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        • #5
          I'm glad I'm not the only confused by the "sadly no VC-1 hardware encoding". H264 is really all you need for Blu-ray, and if you plan to make an actual Blu-ray, you won't be using the hardware encoder anyway- it's not been validated to put out Blu-ray-compliant H264.

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