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  • Allwinner "Cedrus" Media Driver Finally Sees Support For VP8 Decode

    Phoronix: Allwinner "Cedrus" Media Driver Finally Sees Support For VP8 Decode

    Linux's Cedrus media driver that provides video decoding on various Allwinner SoCs is finally seeing support added for VP8. But given this addition for Linux 5.11 won't be out as stable until well into 2021 and most of the world has moved onto VP9, it may not be too beneficial at this stage...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Decode-In-2021

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    VP8 has a niche for being far more efficient than Theora, but not quite as time-consuming to encode, without patent entanglements of x264.

    That niche is basically home ripping, where most don't give a care about the patents and where the speed difference isn't big enough to care, though.

    So, Stallman types might be willing to use it.

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    • #3
      On sunxi page Mainline effort V3s Sock is still in "WIP".
      where was this information found?
      Last edited by kenren; 17 December 2020, 07:53 AM.

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