MediaTek Vcodec Driver Adds Stateless VP8/VP9 Support In Linux 5.19

Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 27 May 2022 at 04:54 AM EDT. 1 Comment
The media subsystem updates have landed this week for the ongoing Linux 5.19 merge window for this collection of video encode/decode drivers.

With Linux 5.19 the Vcodec driver adds stateless VP8/VP9 codec support and there are various other hardware driver improvements. This isn't the most exciting media pull in recent times but still a few notable items.

- The Mediatek Vcodec driver added support for the MT8186 SoC as well as now supporting the stateless VP8 and VP9 codecs.

- The Hantro driver added support for the Hantro G1 IP on the Rockchip RK366x SoC series.

- More H.264 levels are supported by the CODA960 driver. CODA960 is the driver used for the i.MX6 VPU..

- The Venus driver added support for Qualcomm custom-compressed pixel formats.

- Various other driver fixes and updates.

More details on the media changes for Linux 5.19 via this pull.
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