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Bootlin Wraps Up Feature Development On The Allwinner Cedrus VPU Driver

While the Allwinner VPU "Cedrus" video decode driver is a wonderful success of open-source third-party work expanding Linux's multimedia hardware acceleration capabilities, consulting firm Bootlin who spearheaded this driver is for now at least is ending feature development on this driver.

9 January 2020 - Allwinner Cedrus - 22 Comments
Disney+ Currently Won't Work On Linux Systems Due To Tightened DRM

For those hoping that the Disney+ streaming service would work on Linux in conjunction with a modern web browser, sadly that is not set to be the case. While the likes of Netflix and Hulu can play from Linux desktop web browsers, Disney's tightened Digital Rights Management around their new service doesn't allow for Linux support with current browsers.

20 October 2019 - Disney+ - 90 Comments
DAV1D Experimenting With Vulkan & OpenGL ES GPU Offloading

There isn't any AV1 video decode/encode built into the video engines of today's GPUs, but the DAV1D project CPU-based AV1 decoder is experimenting with offloading some aspects of the process to current generation hardware with OpenGL ES and Vulkan.

2 September 2019 - dav1d - 7 Comments
FFmpeg Adds AMD AMF Vulkan Support For Linux Users

The FFmpeg library up to this point has supported AMD's Advanced Media Framework (AMF) library just on Windows for H.264/HEVC encoding on GPUs. The Windows code-path makes use of DirectX while now AMD AMF support for Linux via Vulkan is now exposed by the latest FFmpeg code.

28 August 2019 - Advanced Media Framework - 18 Comments

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