Gallium3D VA Improvements Coming To Help Chromium GStreamer Playback
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 30 October 2015 at 08:21 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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Earlier this year Samsung's Julien Isorce posted VA-API support for Nouveau to better video acceleration for this open-source NVIDIA driver. Since then he's been working on some Gallium3D VA improvements to benefit the use-case of Chromium's GStreamer back-end.

Julien Isorce has been working on a set of patches that add support for Video Post Processing (VPP) as well as headless DRM support and exporting video surfaces via DMA-BUF.

He's been working on these improvements for Gallium3D that benefit video playback on Radeon and Nouveau GPUs as part of Samsung's work on a Chromium GStreamer back-end. Samsung has been working on using GStreamer to play media streams in the Chromium web-browser. Details on that work by Samsung can be found via their Git repository.

More details on the forthcoming Gallium3D VA patches can be found via the Mesa-dev list.

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