Intel Adds GPU-Accelerated Memory Copy Support To FFmpeg

Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 9 October 2019 at 06:40 AM EDT. 24 Comments
Intel engineers have contributed GPU-accelerated memory copy support to FFmpeg when making use of their preferred video decode implementation.

For those making use of Intel Quick Sync Video decode with FFmpeg, the latest development code has added GPU-accelerated memory copy support between the video and system memory.

The engineers confirmed in the commit, "This may lead to a notable performance improvement." But without any quantitative comment on the expectations for performance.

Those wanting to try it can find the sample CLI arguments via this commit.
Related News
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter, LinkedIn, or contacted via

Popular News This Week