NVIDIA Announces VDPAU 1.0 With HEVC/H.265 Decoding
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 9 March 2015 at 06:00 PM EDT. 5 Comments
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NVIDIA announced today the release of VDPAU version 1.0 with support for HEVC / H.265 video decoding.

Aaron Plattner on behalf of NVIDIA's Linux/Unix team announced the release of VDPAU's 1.0 library today (libvdpau 1.0) with the key addition being the HEVC / H.265 enablement. This HEVC/H.265 support is exposed by this open-source library and currently handled by NVIDIA's binary blob when it comes to the GeForce GTX 900 "Maxwell" graphics cards as previously reviewed on Phoronix.


The HEVC/H.265 profiles supported are VDP_DECODER_PROFILE_HEVC_MAIN, VDP_DECODER_PROFILE_HEVC_MAIN_10, VDP_DECODER_PROFILE_HEVC_MAIN_STILL, VDP_DECODER_PROFILE_HEVC_MAIN_12, and VDP_DECODER_PROFILE_HEVC_MAIN_444.

Given that the VDPAU wrapper library is open-source, libvdpau 1.0 was announced to the xorg-announce list.
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