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VDPAU Library 0.8 Released

NVIDIA

Published on 01 July 2014 01:30 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA
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NVIDIA's Aaron Plattner has announced the release of libvdpau 0.8 as the library for the VIdeo Decode and Presentation API for Unix.

Version 0.8 of libvdpau is quite a basic update for this library used for offloading video playback decoding to GPUs for NVIDIA's proprietary Linux graphics drivers and the open-source Radeon/Nouveau Gallium3D drivers via the VDPAU state tracker. The 0.8 changes include a fix for VdpPictureInfo and adding the VDPAU_DRIVER_PATH environment variable for overriding the default search path for back-end driver interfaces.

More details on the libvdpau 0.8 release can be found via the mailing list announcement.

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