VA-API Library 2.16 Released With Various Improvements

Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 8 October 2022 at 07:41 AM EDT. 3 Comments
Intel engineers have released libva 2.16 as the newest feature update to this open-source VA-API common library used for video acceleration by many drivers and multimedia applications.

The libva library is the reference implementation for the Video Acceleration API (VA-API) and interfacing with the various hardware-specific VA-API driver implementation back-ends.

With liba 2.16 there is continuous integration (CI) updates, Meson build system improvements, simplifying the mapping table for the DRM and X11 code, various Android changes, tracing updates, and a variety of other maintenance items.

Those wishing to learn more about the VA-API library 2.16 release or to build it from source, visit Intel's libva GitHub repository site.

Intel's newest Arc Graphics hardware continues to support both VA-API and the oneVPL library as part of oneAPI, complete with AV1 encode acceleration and other formats.
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