UVD

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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UVD Articles & Reviews

AMD's X-Video Bitstream Acceleration   Display Drivers   29 Oct 2008
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 Releases Open-Source UVD Video Support   Display Drivers   02 Apr 2013
Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic Vapor-X   Graphics Cards   14 Oct 2008
AMD Radeon VDPAU Video Performance With Gallium3D   Display Drivers   28 Jun 2014

UVD Linux News

AMD Releases New "AMDGPU" Linux Kernel...   Radeon   20 Apr 2015
AMD Unleashes Initial AMDGPU Driver Support For GCN...   Radeon   13 May 2016
An Overview Of The Linux 3.14 Kernel Features   Linux Kernel   03 Feb 2014
Linux 3.10 Kernel Yields Biggest Changes In Years   Linux Kernel   11 May 2013
The AMDGPU Additions For Linux 4.7 Are Enormous   Radeon   11 May 2016
AMD Open-Sources VCE Video Encode Engine Code   AMD   04 Feb 2014
AMD Has Massive Radeon Patch Set - Power Management!   Radeon   26 Jun 2013
The Best Features Of The Linux 3.10 Kernel   Linux Kernel   09 Jun 2013
AMD Opens Up XvBA! Their Catalyst Linux Video API   AMD   25 Feb 2011
AMD Sends Out 100 Patches, Enabling Vega Support In...   AMD   20 Mar 2017
UVD Is Enabled For Linux In Catalyst 8.10   AMD   15 Oct 2008
XBMC Project Implements AMD XvBA Interface   AMD   14 Dec 2011
How-To Use Open-Source Radeon UVD On Ubuntu   Radeon   18 Apr 2013
AMD's UVD2 & XvMC For Linux?   AMD   04 Sep 2008
Using GPU Video Acceleration Under Linux   AMD   22 Jun 2012
AMD Publishes Initial Open-Source Driver Code For...   AMD   23 Mar 2016
The AMD "Radeon HD 8000" Open-Source...   Radeon   27 Mar 2011
AMD Lands Open-Source "Hawaii" GPU Driver...   AMD   10 Nov 2013
CyberLink DVD Player In Ubuntu Store   Ubuntu   17 Sep 2008
The Linux 3.18 Kernel Brings Many Great Changes   Linux Kernel   06 Dec 2014
Recapping The Top Changes Of The Linux 3.14 Kernel   Linux Kernel   18 Mar 2014
Hi10P Support Proposed For VDPAU   Mesa   26 Oct 2013
AMD Press Talks Up Major Open-Source Linux Driver...   AMD   25 Feb 2014
Adobe's Flash Video Acceleration On Linux Uses VDPAU   Proprietary Software   01 Dec 2010
Features Of The Linux 3.18 Kernel   Linux Kernel   22 Oct 2014
Ubuntu Will Not Enable Open-Source VDPAU Support   Ubuntu   18 Feb 2014
The Open-Source AMD Linux Driver Stack Hitting...   Radeon   16 Nov 2018
Adobe Flash 11.2 Beta Brings New Linux Work   Proprietary Software   26 Oct 2011
AMD Already Has Open-Source Fusion Drivers   AMD   17 Nov 2010
Where The Linux 3.3 Kernel Will Come Up Short   Linux Kernel   21 Jan 2012
Features You Won't Find In The Linux 3.9 Kernel   Linux Kernel   10 Mar 2013
AMD Sends Out Prep AMDGPU Patches For New GPUs   AMD   09 Mar 2017
Will AMD's XvBA Beat Out NVIDIA's VDPAU?   AMD   06 Jul 2009
The Experimental GCN 1.0 GPU Support Might Be Dropped...   Radeon   31 Dec 2019
Crystal HD Decodes New Linux Support Improvements   Hardware   30 Nov 2013
ATI Linux Drivers Gain Support For Unreleased RS880   AMD   22 Mar 2009
AMD Lands OpenMAX State Tracker In Mesa Gallium3D   Mesa   06 Feb 2014
XBMC Gets Working Intel VA-API Support   Multimedia   06 Apr 2010
Radeon UVD Support Going Through Code Review   Radeon   10 Mar 2012
Yes, Catalyst 8.10 Is Out There   AMD   16 Oct 2008
Trying Out The Radeon VII On Ubuntu 19.04 As Well As...   Radeon   10 Apr 2019
AMD VCE Encode Engine Code Moves Ahead For Linux 3.15   Linux Kernel   18 Feb 2014
The 12 Big New Features Of Mesa 12.0   Mesa   31 May 2016
HEVC/H.265 Video Decode Is Present In VDPAU For AMDGPU   Radeon   08 Aug 2015
Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Beta For Linux   Proprietary Software   17 Nov 2009
AMD Publishes Open-Source Driver Support For Vega 20   AMD   15 May 2018
AMD Driver Support State For Radeon HD 7000 Series,...   Radeon   06 Dec 2011
Graphics Driver Changes Coming In The Linux 3.18...   Linux Kernel   17 Sep 2014
AMD Begins Staging AMDGPU Patches For Linux 4.20/5.0,...   Linux Kernel   17 Aug 2018
Gallium3D VDPAU On Radeon Starts Working   Radeon   16 May 2011
10-bit HEVC Decoding Support Being Worked On For...   Radeon   25 Jan 2017
The Big RadeonSI Performance Patch To Land In Linux...   Radeon   01 Jan 2014
AMDGPU In Linux 4.10 To Have Better Power Management,...   Radeon   27 Oct 2016
The New Features Coming In Mesa 18.1: Intel Cache By...   Mesa   04 May 2018
Radeon VCN Encode Support Lands In Mesa 17.4 Git   Mesa   17 Nov 2017
AMDGPU In Linux 4.9 To Bring Virtual Display Support,...   Radeon   24 Aug 2016
AMD Mainlines Its VCE OpenMAX Support In Gallium3D   AMD   13 Feb 2014
CyberLink Announces Linux HD Video Player   X.Org   09 Oct 2008
AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs   AMD   24 Aug 2014
Mesa 9.1.3 Release Corrects Some Bugs   Mesa   21 May 2013
Nine Reasons Mesa 9.0 Is Disappointing For End-Users   Mesa   09 Oct 2012
H.265/HEVC Main 10 Decode Support Added To Radeon UVD...   Radeon   08 Mar 2016
The State Of Gallium3D Video Decoding   Mesa   14 Sep 2008
AMD Posts Initial Patches For Raven APU Support: 117...   AMD   10 May 2017
Closer To Radeon H.264 VDPAU In Gallium3D   Mesa   15 Jan 2012
Radeon VCN Video Decode Support Lands In Mesa   Radeon   25 May 2017
ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series On Linux?   Radeon   15 Nov 2007
Vega 10 Huge Page Support, Lower CS Overhead For...   Radeon   18 Aug 2017
AMD Publishes Open-Source "Stoney" APU...   AMD   22 Oct 2015
DirectX Video Acceleration For MPlayer   Free Software   23 Apr 2011
The Next AMD Catalyst Linux Driver Is Much More...   AMD   26 Sep 2014
Video Support Still Brewing For GLAMOR Acceleration   X.Org   16 Jul 2013
140 Patches Posted To Wire Up Radeon RX Vega In...   Radeon   20 Mar 2017
AMDGPU Gets RPM Fan Info, Clock/Power-Gating...   Radeon   23 Nov 2016
AMD Picasso APUs To Support VCN Dynamic Power Gating   AMD   25 Sep 2018
More Radeon & AMDGPU Fixes Line-Up For Linux 4.10   Radeon   20 Jan 2017
Radeon UVD Support Merged Into Mesa   Radeon   11 Apr 2013
UVD-Based HEVC Video Encoding Main Now Supported In...   Radeon   24 Feb 2018
More Vega 20 Enablement Heading To Linux 4.20~5.0, No...   Radeon   28 Aug 2018
Polaris 12 Support Being Sent In To Linux 4.10 Kernel   Radeon   07 Jan 2017
Looking Forward To UVD On Linux?   AMD   01 Oct 2008
What Were Novell's Original Goals With RadeonHD?   Radeon   06 May 2010
Ryan Gordon Is Fed Up, FatELF Is Likely Dead   Free Software   03 Nov 2009
Major Open-Source Code Drop For XvBA, PowerVR Coming   Free Software   14 Jun 2011
Microcode Blobs Added To Linux-Firmware For Latest AMD...   AMD   04 Sep 2015
More AMDGPU Changes Queue For Linux 4.15   AMD   19 Oct 2017
AMD Radeon HD 7970 Open-Source Linux Update   Radeon   23 Dec 2011
What's Popular In The Linux World This Year   Free Software   29 Oct 2011
AMDGPU Firmware Blobs Updated For Video Encode/Decode   Radeon   19 Jan 2018
AMDGPU Gets More Power-Related Fixes In Linux 4.11   Radeon   09 Feb 2017
Radeon VCN Encode Support For RadeonSI Gallium3D   Radeon   07 Nov 2017
Southern Islands AMDGPU Support Almost Ready To Roll   Radeon   19 Aug 2016
Radeon Driver Gets Golden Registers In Linux 3.10   Radeon   23 Apr 2013
AMD Posts New AMDGPU Patches For UVD Video Decode For...   Radeon   17 Jun 2020
2013: A Good Year For Open-Source AMD?   AMD   24 May 2012
There May Finally Be Better ATI Linux Video Playback   AMD   05 Jan 2011
Will H.264 VA-API / VDPAU Finally Come To Gallium3D?   Mesa   23 Mar 2011
AMD Catalyst 13.6 Linux Graphics Driver Beta Released   AMD   28 May 2013
More Radeon DRM Improvements Queued For Linux 3.15   Radeon   04 Mar 2014
AMD Open-Sources Advanced Media Framework, But No...   AMD   18 Aug 2016