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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 - 17 Comments
Lightworks 14.6 Remains A Closed-Up Blob, But At Least The Linux Support Continues

It was nearly a decade ago the high-end, commercial video software editing solution Lightworks announced they would be going open-source but to this day that milestone has yet to be materialized. Lightworks though does continue advancing with their v14.6 release on the horizon and at least their added Linux support continues to be expanded upon.

15 June 2019 - Lightworks 14.6 Beta 2 - 4 Comments
SVT-AV1 0.5 Released As Intel's Speedy AV1 Video Encoder

While we have been reporting on and benchmarking the Intel SVT video encoders since February, they were only officially announced last month and this Sunday marks their first tagged release for the AV1 encoder in the form of SVT-AV1 0.5.0.

19 May 2019 - SVT-AV1 0.5.0 - 32 Comments
A Push Towards Firmware-less Video Decoding By Linux Kernel Media Drivers

Veteran Linux multimedia developer Paul Kocialkowski summed up the current situation this week of many hardware platforms having a general purpose micro-controller running a non-free firmware blob for coordinating the video decoding work. It makes it easier to program with this firmware-based approach but makes the driver less free and now with recent Linux infrastructure improvements could better support dealing with the video hardware itself.

17 May 2019 - Firmware vs. Registers - 6 Comments

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