1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Libvpx 1.3.0 "Forest" Supports VP9. New Enhancements

Google

Published on 28 November 2013 09:52 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Google
4 Comments

A Phoronix reader pointed out this morning that a new VPX library release went under our radar earlier this month. What's special about the libvpx 1.3.0 release is that it supports Google's VP9 codec in a backwards compatible way.

Libvpx is part of the WebM project, the AV container format backed by Google for royalty-free open video compression on the web. The libvpx library is the VP8/VP8 codec SDK. With the 1.3.0 "Forest" release that happened on 15 November, the VP9 video codec is now supported in a backwards compatible manner.

From the libvpx release notes, "This release introduces the VP9 codec in a backward-compatible way. All existing users of VP8 can continue to use the library without modification. However, some VP8 options do not map to VP9 in the same manner. The VP9 encoder in this release is not feature complete. Users interested in the encoder are advised to use the git master branch and discuss issues on libvpx mailing lists."

The 1.3.0 also has numerous enhancements, a lossless compression mode, vpxdec and vpxenc support scaling, various speed optimizations, and lots of bug-fixes.

About The Author
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 .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. AMD Radeon R9 290: Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Drivers
  2. AMD Radeon R9 290 Open-Source Driver Works, But Has A Ways To Go
  3. Trying The Configurable 45 Watt TDP With AMD's A10-7800 / A6-7400K
  4. Sumo's Omni Gets Reloaded
Latest Linux Articles
  1. 20-Way Radeon Comparison With Open-Source Graphics For Steam On Linux Gaming
  2. Preview: OS X 10.10 Yosemite vs. Ubuntu Linux GPU Performance
  3. Radeon Graphics Yield Mixed Results With Linux 3.17 Kernel
  4. AMD's RadeonSI Driver Sped Up A Lot This Summer
Latest Linux News
  1. Google Chrome 37 Brings Many Security Fixes
  2. MenuetOS Updated With SMP Threads & Onscreen Keyboard
  3. Mesa Has A New Release Manager
  4. Enlightenment E19 Lands Its New Wayland Compositor Code
  5. Nouveau Turns Into A Mess In Latest Linux 3.17 + Mesa 10.3-dev Tests
  6. New GCC 5.0 Changes, Command-Line Options That Landed So Far
  7. SteamOS Update 133 Has Better Intel Performance, VA-API
  8. DRM Graphics Changes For Linux 3.18 Might End Up Being Smaller
  9. Ioquake3 Works On Finally Switching Over To SDL2
  10. Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Celebrates 23 Years Of Linux
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs
  3. Announcing radeontop, a tool for viewing the GPU usage
  4. Users defect to Linux as OpenBSD removes Lynx from base system
  5. Chinese People Try To Patent Wine On ARM
  6. American Citizens running AMOK for food stamps
  7. "The World's Most Highly-Assured OS" Kernel Open-Sourced
  8. What Linux Distribution Should Be Benchmarked The Most?