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Using An OpenCL Kernel In GStreamer

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Published on 02 February 2012 01:57 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
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There's now a GStreamer plug-in to utilize OpenCL within this popular Linux video framework so that an OpenCL kernel can be applied against a video stream.

Fabian Deutsch wrote the OpenCL support for GStreamer and has made it available as gst-plugins-cl. This support allows for an OpenCL kernel to be run against a video stream in the GStreamer pipeline. This support could allow for video filters to be applied while all of the work is being done by an OpenCL-supportive GPU, among other potential use-cases.

What also makes it a bit more interesting is that this OpenCL support was written in Vala.

For those wanting to learn more information read Fabian's blog post or see the Git repository.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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