Libav Lands Kvazaar HEVC/H.265 Encoder
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 23 October 2015 at 09:06 AM EDT. 1 Comment
MULTIMEDIA --
The Libav FFmpeg fork has added the Kvazaar HEVC encoder as its latest work in the H.265 realm.

Kvazaar is a LGPLv2.1-licensed open-source HEVC encoder. If you want to learn more about Kvazaar, see this GitHub project site.

Support for libkvazaar has landed in the Libav Git repository.

Besides this new HEVC/H.265 encoder, other features building up in Libav for its next release include an XCB-based screen-grabber for X11, VP8 in Ogg demuxing, Direct3D 11 accelerated video decoding, DXVA2 HEVC video decoding, Intel QSV accelerated H.264 decoding/encoding, MMAL accelerated H.264 decoding, a multi-part JPEG demuxer was added, Go2Meeting decoding support, DXV decoding, and numerous other additions. More details on the forthcoming Libav changes (for those still using it rather than FFmpeg) can see the change-log for the complete listing.
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