XvBA is the X-Video Bitstream Acceleration API developed by AMD for their Catalyst Linux graphics driver. XvBA is designed to expose the video acceleration capabilities offered by the Radeon Unified Video Decoder (UVD) but has seen only limited adoption of XvBA by Linux multimedia applications.

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XvBA Articles & Reviews

XBMC's Thoughts On XvBA: AMD Catalyst Has Problems   Display Drivers   21 Jun 2012
Some Good & Bad News For The Nouveau Driver   Display Drivers   10 Jan 2011
Using NVIDIA's VDPAU On Mobile Platforms   Display Drivers   06 Jan 2010
AMD's UVD2-based XvBA Finally Does Something On Linux   Display Drivers   03 Nov 2009
Mplayer, FFmpeg Gain VA-API Support   Software   24 Dec 2008
AMD's X-Video Bitstream Acceleration   Display Drivers   29 Oct 2008

XvBA Linux News

xf86-video-v4l X.Org Driver Sees First New Release In...   X.Org   14 Aug 2018
Debian 8.4 Released With Security Fixes, Other Package...   Debian   02 Apr 2016
Major AMD Catalyst Linux Update Expected Next Week   AMD   05 Dec 2014
AMD Is Working On A New VA-API State Tracker For...   Mesa   28 Sep 2014
The Next AMD Catalyst Linux Driver Is Much More...   AMD   26 Sep 2014
Upcoming Catalyst Linux Driver Offers HSA & VCE...   AMD   25 Sep 2014
OpenELEC 4.0 Beta Brings Changes, Based On XBMC 13   Multimedia   06 Mar 2014
Radeon UVD Support Merged Into Mesa   Radeon   11 Apr 2013
OpenELEC 3.0 Brings In XBMC 12.1 Frodo   Operating Systems   24 Mar 2013
Valve's Steam Box Will Most Likely Use An X.Org Server   Valve   05 Mar 2013
The Video Acceleration State On Linux GPU Drivers   Hardware   05 Feb 2013
Bridgman Is No Longer "The AMD Open-Source...   AMD   20 Sep 2012
AMD Catalyst 12.6 For Linux Disappoints   AMD   29 Jun 2012
AMD Comments On XvBA Video Situation   AMD   26 Jun 2012
AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz - Is It Worth It On Linux?   Radeon   23 Jun 2012
Using GPU Video Acceleration Under Linux   AMD   22 Jun 2012
Generic Buffer Formats, YUV For Wayland   Intel   20 Apr 2012
Adobe Issues Final Linux Flash Player Release   Proprietary Software   31 Mar 2012
Radeon UVD Support Going Through Code Review   Radeon   10 Mar 2012
VA-API Video Decoding Support For Wayland   Intel   12 Feb 2012
XBMC Project Implements AMD XvBA Interface   AMD   14 Dec 2011
VA-API Update Brings Minor Enhancements   Intel   30 Oct 2011
It May Be A While For WebM In Adobe's Flash   Proprietary Software   30 Oct 2011
What's Popular In The Linux World This Year   Free Software   29 Oct 2011
Adobe Flash 11.2 Beta Brings New Linux Work   Proprietary Software   26 Oct 2011
XBMC-Focused OpenELEC 1.0 Released   Operating Systems   20 Oct 2011
Adobe Flash Player 11 Is Now Officially Out   Proprietary Software   04 Oct 2011
Adobe Flash Player 11 For 64-Bit Linux Is Christened   Proprietary Software   13 Jul 2011
Major Open-Source Code Drop For XvBA, PowerVR Coming   Free Software   14 Jun 2011
AMD AES Releases XvBA Reference System   AMD   07 Jun 2011
Adobe Flash Player Linux x86_64 Update Coming   Proprietary Software   17 May 2011
DirectX Video Acceleration For MPlayer   Free Software   23 Apr 2011
VP8 Over VDPAU In Gallium3D Is Emeric's Target   Mesa   29 Mar 2011
Moonlight Gets Generic GPU Video Acceleration   Free Software   23 Mar 2011
Will H.264 VA-API / VDPAU Finally Come To Gallium3D?   Mesa   23 Mar 2011
Adobe Flash Player 10.3 Linux Beta Released   Proprietary Software   08 Mar 2011
AMD Opens Up XvBA! Their Catalyst Linux Video API   AMD   25 Feb 2011
There May Finally Be Better ATI Linux Video Playback   AMD   05 Jan 2011
AMD's Linux Team Takes Another Blow   AMD   10 Dec 2010
MythTV Developers Plan Xv, XvMC, OpenGL Changes   Multimedia   02 Dec 2010
Flash 10.2 On Intel Will Warm Your Lap, But Not Much...   Proprietary Software   02 Dec 2010
Adobe's Flash Video Acceleration On Linux Uses VDPAU   Proprietary Software   01 Dec 2010
Well, There's No Radeon HD 6000 Open-Source Surprise   Radeon   24 Oct 2010
There May Still Be Hope For R600g Supporting XvMC,...   AMD   22 Oct 2010
AMD Catalyst 10.10 For Linux Officially Released   AMD   22 Oct 2010
AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series Graphics Cards On Linux?   Radeon   21 Oct 2010
Gnash 0.8.8 Has VA-API, Claims 100% YouTube...   GNU   23 Aug 2010
Adobe Still Shafts Linux With H.264 GPU Decoding   Proprietary Software   11 Aug 2010
A New Release Of The AMD XvBA Back-End To VA-API   AMD   09 Jul 2010
There's A Gallium3D State Tracker For VDPAU   Mesa   28 Jun 2010
Catalyst 10.5 For Linux Is Out: Nothing Exciting   AMD   26 May 2010
Open-Source GStreamer VA-API Plug-In Support   Free Software   10 May 2010
XBMC Gets Working Intel VA-API Support   Multimedia   06 Apr 2010
Fluendo's New Codecs Support VDPAU, VA-API   Free Software   25 Mar 2010
Adobe's Linux Video API Rant Extended   Proprietary Software   27 Jan 2010
Adobe Rants Over Linux Video Acceleration APIs   Proprietary Software   26 Jan 2010
AMD Catalyst 9.12 For Linux Released   AMD   17 Dec 2009
Open ATI Driver More Popular Than Catalyst   AMD   05 Dec 2009
The GStreamer, Cairo Video Hackfest Results   GNOME   22 Nov 2009
libvdpau, libva Both Updated Today   NVIDIA   20 Nov 2009
AMD Catalyst 9.11 For Linux Released   AMD   17 Nov 2009
Ryan Gordon Is Fed Up, FatELF Is Likely Dead   Free Software   03 Nov 2009
A Hackfest To Improve Linux Video Playback   X.Org   26 Oct 2009
This Week: Kernel Mode-Setting, Wayland   Wayland   13 Sep 2009
Catalyst 9.9 For Linux Released, Still XvBA Lacking   AMD   11 Sep 2009
Ubuntu 9.10 Gets Unreleased Catalyst 9.10 Driver   Ubuntu   06 Sep 2009
This Week: Linux Graphics Continue To Evolve   Phoronix   23 Aug 2009
AMD Catalyst 9.8 Delivers New Kernel Support   AMD   17 Aug 2009
AMD Catalyst 9.7 For Linux Released   AMD   23 Jul 2009
Will AMD's XvBA Beat Out NVIDIA's VDPAU?   AMD   06 Jul 2009
AMD Releases Catalyst 9.6 For Linux   AMD   15 Jun 2009
AMD Catalyst 9.5 Driver For Linux Released   AMD   19 May 2009
XBMC Receives Mainline Support For VDPAU   Multimedia   23 Mar 2009
ATI Linux Drivers Gain Support For Unreleased RS880   AMD   22 Mar 2009
Catalyst 9.2 Released, Still Fails To Deliver XvBA   AMD   20 Feb 2009
What Do You Want In Linux Drivers This Year?   X.Org   30 Jan 2009
Xine Picks Up Support For NVIDIA's VDPAU   NVIDIA   17 Dec 2008
UVD Is Enabled For Linux In Catalyst 8.10   AMD   15 Oct 2008
Looking Forward To UVD On Linux?   AMD   01 Oct 2008
The State Of Gallium3D Video Decoding   Mesa   14 Sep 2008
AMD's UVD2 & XvMC For Linux?   AMD   04 Sep 2008