Radeon VCE Enabled For Trinity & Richland APUs
Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 13 October 2015 at 10:24 AM EDT. 4 Comments
AMD has enabled VCE video encoding support in the R600 Gallium3D driver for the older Trinity and Richland APUs.

With this simple commit in Mesa Git master today by Christian K├Ânig, VCE should be wired up for the Trinity and Richland hardware -- e.g. the 5800K and 6800K APUs.

The Piledriver-based Trinity and Richland APUs have the VCE 1.0 video coding engine that supports accelerated encoding of H.264. VCE 1.0 was already supported on Linux for the open-source stack with the Radeon HD 7700/7900/7900 series hardware following the original VCE 2.0 open-source enablement for the newer GPUs.

Trinity and Richland users can take advantage of the Video Coding Engine support with the latest Mesa Git code when using the OpenMAX state tracker and a supported program like GStreamer.
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