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NVIDIA Tegra Video Decode Driver Promoted In Linux 5.18

Part of the mainline kernel has been Tegra-VDE as an originally reverse-engineered NVIDIA Tegra video decode driver. After much work on that driver by developer Dmitry Osipenko, it's been promoted out of "staging" with Linux 5.18 among other media subsystem changes.

30 March 2022 - Linux 5.18 Media Changes - 4 Comments
MythTV 32 Released With Vulkan Rendering, Tons Of Other Improvements

The MythTV open-source digital video recorder (DVR) software isn't nearly as popular as it was a decade ago considering all of the Internet streaming services these days, but the developers behind it continue pushing forward this open-source DVR solution. Out today is MythTV 32.0 as the first major release in nearly two years.

24 February 2022 - MythTV 32 - 18 Comments
VA-API Library 2.14 Released With AV1 Encode Interface

Intel has released libva 2.14 as the newest version of this VA-API (Video Acceleration API) driver-agnostic library. Notably with libva 2.14 is adding an AV1 encode interface for upcoming GPUs having hardware-accelerated AV1 encode.

22 February 2022 - libva 2.14 - 20 Comments
FFmpeg Finally Retires XvMC Hardware Acceleration Code

Long before the likes of VA-API and VDPAU for GPU video playback acceleration on Linux, there was X-Video and X-Video Motion Compensation (XvMC). Finally in 2022 the widely-used FFmpeg multimedia library has decided to drop that XvMC hardware acceleration code.

17 February 2022 - X-Video Motion Compensation - 35 Comments
FFmpeg 5.0 Aims To Be An LTS Release

FFmpeg 5.0 has now been formally christened as for what is aiming to be a Long-Term Support (LTS) release for this widely-used, cross-platform and open-source multimedia library.

17 January 2022 - FFmpeg 5.0 - 1 Comment

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