Libav's libavcodec Adds New VA-API Encoders
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 30 March 2016 at 08:42 AM EDT. 3 Comments
MULTIMEDIA --
For those still relying upon the FFmpeg-forked libav project, their libavcodec code has added new VA-API encoder support.

With the Video Acceleration API (VA-API) largely backed by Intel, the Libav code-base is supporting GPU-accelerated H.264 encoding and H.265/HEVC encoding.

Also landing over night was a VAAPI MJPEG encoder and other VA-API related video acceleration code.
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