Intel Publishes Latest FFmpeg Patches For Better GPU Video Encode/Decode

Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 1 December 2022 at 06:14 AM EST. Add A Comment
Intel engineers have published their "2022Q3" patch queue for FFmpeg along with a "2022Q4 RC1" set too for representing the latest yet-to-be-merged patches for improving FFmpeg video acceleration with Intel graphics.

Intel's "cartwheel-ffmpeg" is where they queue their latest Intel hardware patches not yet upstreamed. This is a proving grounds / experimental area for those wanting the best Intel video acceleration experience until all the patches are reviewed, properly tested, and upstreamed.

With the new 2022Q3 queue tag it has the FFmpeg support for Raptor Lake S platforms, working VA-API AV1 encoding, various VA-API improvements, adaptive I/B support for H.265 QSV encoding, VPP scaling via oneVPL, OpenVINO GPU detection and classification support, and enabling the Torch library as one of the FFmpeg DNN back-ends.

There is also out the 2022Q41 RC1 release with more bleeding-edge Intel FFmpeg patches but no change-log yet.

Particularly for those using Intel Arc Graphics hardware, Intel's FFmpeg cartwheel is where the very latest and best support is currently found. Much of the Intel engineering focus is on the DG2/Alchemist support but the FFmpeg cartwheel is tested on Intel graphics hardware going back to integrated Tigerlake / Icelake / Jasper Lake and even some Kabylake through Comet Lake coverage too.
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