VA-API VP9 Encode For GStreamer, Should Be In Good Shape For Kaby Lake
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 30 May 2016 at 08:52 AM EDT. Add A Comment
A few days ago code landed in VA-API for VP9 hardware encoding support and was wired into the Intel Video Acceleration driver. Now more details are known.

An Intel developer mentioned to me that this VP9 GPU-based encoding work is targeting this year's Kaby Lake hardware, the successor to Skylake. Besides that VA-API VP9 encode support landing a few days ago, landing today is now a basic implementation within GStreamer.

In the latest GStreamer Git is the support code for making use of the Video Acceleration API's VP9 hardware encoding.

Kaby Lake is expected to bring HEVC Main10/10-bit and VP9 10-bit hardware decoding support along with 3D graphics performance improvements, better 4K video playback capabilities, and more. Kaby Lake will be launching later this year.
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