Chrome Working On JPEG Encode Accelerator With VA-API/V4L2 Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 18 October 2017 at 06:11 AM EDT. 20 Comments
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Landing in the Chromium browser code-base this morning is a JPEG encode accelerator interface.

Chrome already offers JPEG decode acceleration while this encode accelerator interface is intended for use-cases like still image capture directly within the web browser.

This JPEG encode accelerator interface is being initially implemented with the Video Acceleration API (VA-API) as is widely supported on the Linux desktop with Intel graphics or the Gallium3D VA-API work. VA-API has supported MJPEG hardware acceleration with Broadwell hardware and newer for faster encode performance. There's also V4L2 support being worked on as well.

The basic details via this commit.
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