VA-API In Wayland Is About Ready For Videos
The VA-API video acceleration support for Wayland and Weston appears about ready.
Back in February I wrote about Intel working on VA-API support for Wayland -- Intel's video playback acceleration API of choice for the Linux desktop for the next-generation display server they have been heavily investing in developing. There's been many VA-API Wayland patches to come since, but finally it looks like it's all come together.
Halley Zhao sent the complete set of Wayland/Weston VA-API patches this morning to the libva mailing list. This work consists of sixteen patches from multiple developers and adds more than 2,000 lines of code to libva, the VA-API library.
The work allows for VA-API to communicate with the reference Weston compositor and to exchange buffers based upon the Wayland-DRM protocol. "Now the patches work well to send XRGB buffer to weston. the interface alsosupports YUV buffer between vaapi and weston."
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