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  • FFmpeg 4.4 Released With AV1 VA-API Decoder, SVT-AV1 Encoding

    Phoronix: FFmpeg 4.4 Released With AV1 VA-API Decoder, SVT-AV1 Encoding

    FFmpeg 4.4 is out today as a large update to this widely-used multimedia library and with it comes many new features including new demuxers, AV1 support improvements, and other enhancements...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...g-4.4-Released

  • #2
    Since FFmpeg isn't written in Rust, all applications that use FFmpeg should probably sandboxed with Snap or Flatpak.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by uid313 View Post
      Since FFmpeg isn't written in Rust, all applications that use FFmpeg should probably sandboxed with Snap or Flatpak.
      A tinfoil hat probably won't hurt as well.

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      • #4
        hardware acceleration in linux is a joke and bad one

        i thought with wayland they will come up with some miracle fix but i was wrong

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Aryma View Post
          hardware acceleration in linux is a joke and bad one

          i thought with wayland they will come up with some miracle fix but i was wrong
          It's not a joke, it even exists but it's quite sad that it's far from "just works". For some reasons Microsoft and other proprietary companies are able to create such APIs and in Linux we have this constant reinvention of the wheel and infighting for "better" APIs and those APIs come with their own terms and have specific requirements, implementations, etc. I mean NVIDIA created vendor-neutral VDPAU under a permissive license 14 years ago. You'd think by now hardware video acceleration would be a done deal but nope, not even close.

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          • #6
            VA-API works fine here (in Wayland too). What's the problem with it?

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            • #7
              Made me think of libav and wondered what what happened to it, I see it's had no updates since 2018 and safely assume it's sunk beneath the waves ?

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              • #8
                How long till this version is default in distrobutions though? Are fedora/centos even packaging ffmpeg?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by elatllat View Post
                  How long till this version is default in distrobutions though? Are fedora/centos even packaging ffmpeg?
                  Fedora/RHEL cannot package it due to patents. Other distros often strip large chunks of it to avoid patents.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by birdie View Post
                    I mean NVIDIA created vendor-neutral VDPAU under a permissive license 14 years ago. You'd think by now hardware video acceleration would be a done deal but nope, not even close.
                    Maybe because nVidia moved to their own vendor-locked cuda/nvdec API?

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