Intel's FFmpeg Cartwheel 2022Q4 Released - Raptor Lake P, Better AV1 & HEVC Encode

Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 16 January 2023 at 07:30 AM EST. Add A Comment
Intel's FFmpeg Cartwheel is the repository where their latest FFmpeg GPU acceleration patches are housed until being upstreamed into FFmpeg proper. Out today is FFmpeg 2022Q4 as the latest collection of Intel's patches for this open-source multimedia library from new hardware support to enhancing AV1 and HEVC/H.265 accelerated video encoding.

After Raptor Lake S support was added the prior quarter, the Intel FFmpeg Cartwheel 2022Q4 release now has support for Raptor Lake P platforms as well as Alder Lake N. There is also AV1 encode improvements, more HEVC encode features being exposed, HDR work, and other changes.

Intel's highlights for the FFmpeg Cartwheel 2022Q4 snapshot include:
ffmpeg added new RPL-P platform support
ffmpeg added new ADL-N platform support
ffmpeg-qsv added av1 encode adaptive_i/b support
ffmpeg-qsv added hevc encode support HDR info support
ffmpeg-qsv added hevc encode 12bit (p012, y212, xv36) support
ffmpeg-qsv decoder support to ouput hdr info
ffmpeg-qsv change gop option to ”open“ by default
ffmpeg-qsv added vpp_qsv scale mode can be applied to color conversion
ffmpeg-qsv added vpp_qsv support p010 system memory input
ffmpeg-vaapi refined overlay vaapi filter and added more options like framesync
ffmpeg-vaapi added hevc encode 12bit (p012, y212, xv36) support

Intel's FFmpeg patch collection supports Intel integrated graphics back to the Kabylake era while supporting up through the latest Raptor Lake client processors and the current-generation DG2/Alchemist discrete GPUs. These patches go along with Intel's work on VA-API and their media driver as well as the oneAPI oneVPL video processing layer.

These latest Intel FFmpeg patches can be found via GitHub.
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