AMD's Unified Video Decoder is found on recent generations of Radeon GPUs. The UVD allows for GPU-based hardware video decoding via XvBA with the Catalyst Linux driver or via the VDPAU state tracker with the R600/RadeonSI Gallium3D driver. Initial AMD UVD open-source support arrived in early 2013.

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AMD Radeon VDPAU Video Performance With Gallium3D   Display Drivers   28 Jun 2014
AMD Releases Open-Source UVD Video Support   Display Drivers   02 Apr 2013
AMD Radeon HD 4250 880G On Linux   Graphics Cards   06 Aug 2010
AMD's UVD2-based XvBA Finally Does Something On Linux   Display Drivers   03 Nov 2009
AMD's X-Video Bitstream Acceleration   Display Drivers   29 Oct 2008
Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic Vapor-X   Graphics Cards   14 Oct 2008

UVD Linux News

Fedora "DIGLIM" Feature Proposal Drawing...   Fedora   02 Jan 2022
Vulkan Video Support Progressing For Open-Source...   Vulkan   15 Nov 2021
Linux 5.10 Graphics Driver Changes From AMDGPU DC For...   Linux Kernel   15 Oct 2020
Open-Source GPU Driver Updates Sent In For Linux 5.9...   Linux Kernel   06 Aug 2020
Defaulting Radeon GCN 1.0/1.1 GPUs To Better Linux...   Radeon   04 Aug 2020
Radeon "Southern Islands" Support Continues...   Radeon   28 Jul 2020
AMD Sends In Navy Flounder Support, More Sienna...   Radeon   18 Jul 2020
DC Display Support Continues To Be Worked On For...   Radeon   16 Jul 2020
AMD Publishes AMDGPU UVD Firmware For Southern Islands   Radeon   29 Jun 2020
AMD Queues Its First Batch Of AMDGPU Changes For Linux...   Radeon   27 Jun 2020
AMD Posts New AMDGPU Patches For UVD Video Decode For...   Radeon   17 Jun 2020
The Experimental GCN 1.0 GPU Support Might Be Dropped...   Radeon   31 Dec 2019
The Biggest Open-Source / Linux Radeon News Of The...   Radeon   18 Dec 2019
Intel Releasing FSP For Xeon Scalable Skylake-SP For...   Intel   30 Sep 2019
Vega-Based Renoir APU Has The Same VCN Video...   Radeon   09 Sep 2019
Mesa 19.1.4: Intel Vulkan Fixes For Older Generations,...   Mesa   04 Aug 2019
RadeonSI Gallium3D Gets Wired For Compute-Only...   Radeon   30 Jul 2019
Trying Out The Radeon VII On Ubuntu 19.04 As Well As...   Radeon   10 Apr 2019
The Open-Source AMD Linux Driver Stack Hitting...   Radeon   16 Nov 2018
Mesa VCN JPEG Decode Patches Posted For AMD Raven...   Mesa   17 Oct 2018
AMD Picasso APUs To Support VCN Dynamic Power Gating   AMD   25 Sep 2018
More Vega 20 Enablement Heading To Linux 4.20~5.0, No...   Radeon   28 Aug 2018
AMD Begins Staging AMDGPU Patches For Linux 4.20/5.0,...   Linux Kernel   17 Aug 2018
More AMDGPU Work For Linux 4.19 Has VCN + PSP Firmware...   AMD   17 Aug 2018
A Number Of AMDGPU DRM Fixes Prepped Ahead Of Linux...   Radeon   02 Aug 2018
AMD Publishes Open-Source Driver Support For Vega 20   AMD   15 May 2018
The New Features Coming In Mesa 18.1: Intel Cache By...   Mesa   04 May 2018
Many AMDGPU DC Fixes Heading Into Linux 4.16   Radeon   07 Mar 2018
UVD-Based HEVC Video Encoding Main Now Supported In...   Radeon   24 Feb 2018
Mesa 17.3.4 Released With 90+ Changes   Mesa   15 Feb 2018
RadeonSI VCN Encode Now Supports HEVC Main   Radeon   06 Feb 2018
Radeon VCN Gets Mesa Patches For HEVC Main Video...   AMD   25 Jan 2018
AMDGPU Firmware Blobs Updated For Video Encode/Decode   Radeon   19 Jan 2018
The Many Open-Source Radeon Linux Driver Advancements...   Radeon   30 Nov 2017
New Polaris Firmware Blobs Hit Linux-Firmware.Git   Radeon   23 Nov 2017
Radeon VCN Encode Support Lands In Mesa 17.4 Git   Mesa   17 Nov 2017
UVD Video Decode Patches For AMDGPU With GCN 1.0 /...   Radeon   09 Nov 2017
Radeon VCN Encode Support For RadeonSI Gallium3D   Radeon   07 Nov 2017
More AMDGPU Changes Queue For Linux 4.15   AMD   19 Oct 2017
AMD Packs In More AMDGPU Features For Linux 4.15   Radeon   09 Oct 2017
Early Work Bringing VCE1 Video Encode To AMDGPU DRM   Radeon   08 Sep 2017
Work-In-Progress Porting Of GCN 1.0/1.1 UVD To AMDGPU...   Radeon   03 Sep 2017
Radeon Vega Firmware Binaries Added To Linux Firmware...   Radeon   23 Aug 2017
Vega 10 Huge Page Support, Lower CS Overhead For...   Radeon   18 Aug 2017
AMD Patches MJPEG Decoding For VA-API Gallium3D   AMD   15 Aug 2017
Radeon Vega Pro Introduces A "AMD Secure...   Radeon   31 Jul 2017
Radeon VCN Video Decode Support Lands In Mesa   Radeon   25 May 2017
AMD Posts Initial Patches For Raven APU Support: 117...   AMD   10 May 2017
140 Patches Posted To Wire Up Radeon RX Vega In...   Radeon   20 Mar 2017
AMD Sends Out 100 Patches, Enabling Vega Support In...   AMD   20 Mar 2017
AMD Sends Out Prep AMDGPU Patches For New GPUs   AMD   09 Mar 2017
AMDGPU Gets More Power-Related Fixes In Linux 4.11   Radeon   09 Feb 2017
10-bit HEVC Decoding Support Being Worked On For...   Radeon   25 Jan 2017
More Radeon & AMDGPU Fixes Line-Up For Linux 4.10   Radeon   20 Jan 2017
Polaris 12 Support Being Sent In To Linux 4.10 Kernel   Radeon   07 Jan 2017
The DRM Driver Updates For Linux 4.10: Intel GVT,...   Linux Kernel   13 Dec 2016
AMDGPU Gets RPM Fan Info, Clock/Power-Gating...   Radeon   23 Nov 2016
AMDGPU In Linux 4.10 To Have Better Power Management,...   Radeon   27 Oct 2016
DRM Driver Changes Sent In For Linux 4.9, Sadly No...   Hardware   11 Oct 2016
AMD Patches For OpenMAX HEVC/H.265 Decoding   Mesa   31 Aug 2016
AMDGPU In Linux 4.9 To Bring Virtual Display Support,...   Radeon   24 Aug 2016
Southern Islands AMDGPU Support Almost Ready To Roll   Radeon   19 Aug 2016
AMD Open-Sources Advanced Media Framework, But No...   AMD   18 Aug 2016
More AMD Iceland PowerPlay Patches Appear   Radeon   28 Jul 2016
The 12 Big New Features Of Mesa 12.0   Mesa   31 May 2016
AMD Unleashes Initial AMDGPU Driver Support For GCN...   Radeon   13 May 2016
The AMDGPU Additions For Linux 4.7 Are Enormous   Radeon   11 May 2016
AMD Updates Carrizo Firmware To Support More UVD...   AMD   21 Apr 2016
A Number Of Radeon & AMDGPU Fixes Queue Up For...   Radeon   06 Apr 2016
DragonFlyBSD's Radeon Driver Code Up To Linux 3.18...   BSD   24 Mar 2016
AMD Publishes Initial Open-Source Driver Code For...   AMD   23 Mar 2016
H.265/HEVC Main 10 Decode Support Added To Radeon UVD...   Radeon   08 Mar 2016
Mesa 11.0.6 Delivers More Fixes To Stable Users   Mesa   21 Nov 2015
VA-API HEVC Decode Support Added To Gallium3D   AMD   27 Oct 2015
AMD Publishes Open-Source "Stoney" APU...   AMD   22 Oct 2015
Microcode Blobs Added To Linux-Firmware For Latest AMD...   AMD   04 Sep 2015
HEVC/H.265 Video Decode Is Present In VDPAU For AMDGPU   Radeon   08 Aug 2015
AMD Publishes Open-Source Fiji GPU Support For AMDGPU   Radeon   03 Aug 2015
New AMDGPU Driver Gets More Fixes Ahead Of Its Linux...   Radeon   11 Jun 2015
AMD Releases New "AMDGPU" Linux Kernel...   Radeon   20 Apr 2015
The Linux 3.18 Kernel Brings Many Great Changes   Linux Kernel   06 Dec 2014
Features Of The Linux 3.18 Kernel   Linux Kernel   22 Oct 2014
The Big DRM Graphics Driver Changes Land In Linux 3.18   Linux Kernel   14 Oct 2014
Changes So Far For The Linux 3.18 Kernel   Linux Kernel   11 Oct 2014
The Next AMD Catalyst Linux Driver Is Much More...   AMD   26 Sep 2014
Linux 3.18 Should Let Radeon GPUs Clock Higher For...   Radeon   26 Sep 2014
Graphics Driver Changes Coming In The Linux 3.18...   Linux Kernel   17 Sep 2014
Radeon DRM With Linux 3.18 To Support Concurrent...   Radeon   12 Sep 2014
Radeon DRM Queues More Changes, RV6xx UVD For Linux...   Radeon   28 Aug 2014
DRM Graphics Changes For Linux 3.18 Might End Up Being...   Linux Kernel   26 Aug 2014
AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs   AMD   24 Aug 2014
Radeon VCE, OpenMAX Improvements Land In Mesa   Radeon   18 Jun 2014
Radeon H.264 VCE Video Encoding With OpenMAX Lands In...   Radeon   05 Jun 2014
AMD Adds Gallium3D H.264 Profile Encoding Support   AMD   30 May 2014
AMD Publishes Open-Source Graphics Code For Mullins...   AMD   30 Apr 2014
Recapping The Top Changes Of The Linux 3.14 Kernel   Linux Kernel   18 Mar 2014
OpenELEC 4.0 Beta Brings Changes, Based On XBMC 13   Multimedia   06 Mar 2014
More Radeon DRM Improvements Queued For Linux 3.15   Radeon   04 Mar 2014
AMD Press Talks Up Major Open-Source Linux Driver...   AMD   25 Feb 2014
AMD VCE Encode Engine Code Moves Ahead For Linux 3.15   Linux Kernel   18 Feb 2014