VP9 is the successor to the VP8 video format developed by Google with quality and impression improvements.

VP9 Linux & Open-Source News

FFmpeg 6.1 Released With Vulkan Video Decoding, VA-API AV1 Encode   Multimedia   2023-11-11
Mozilla Eyes Removal Of Theora Support In Firefox   Mozilla   2023-11-01
Google Chrome To Remove Theora Video Codec Support   Google   2023-10-29
Intel Video Acceleration Drivers Begin Preparing For Arrow Lake S   Intel   2023-10-24
KWin Replaces KScreen For Handling Monitor Arrangement Under KDE Plasma Wayland   KDE   2023-10-07
VP8/VP9's libvpx 1.13.1 Released Due To A High Severity Vulnerability   Multimedia   2023-09-30
Intel Media Driver 2023Q2 Preps More For Meteor Lake, More Arc Graphics Fixes   Intel   2023-08-02
Qualcomm Rolling Out "Iris" Video Encoder/Decoder Driver For Linux   Hardware   2023-07-31
AMD Expands Mesa Virgl Video Acceleration For Using On Xen   Mesa   2023-07-19
Intel FFmpeg Cartwheel 2023Q1 Brings Improved Multi-GPU Video Acceleration Support   Intel   2023-05-01
Intel Media Driver 2023Q1 Adds Meteor Lake AV1 Error-Resilient Video Encoding   Intel   2023-04-10
VVenC 1.8 Released For Speeding Up Open-Source H.266/VVC Encoding   Multimedia   2023-04-06
VP9/AV1 Simulcast Support For WebRTC Coming In Chrome 113   Multimedia   2023-03-30
Mesa 23.0.1 Released With Many Fixes For Intel / AMD / Zink   Mesa   2023-03-26
Experimental RADV Vulkan Video Decoding For VP9   Mesa   2023-03-13
FFmpeg 6.0 Released With NVIDIA NVENC AV1, VA-API Improvements   Multimedia   2023-02-28
libvpx VP8/VP9 1.13 Released With Yet More AVX2 & Arm Neon Optimizations   Google   2023-02-14
The Current State Of GCC 13's Rust Language Front-End   GNU   2023-02-13
Open-Source Software Encode/Decode For H.266/VVC Progressing   Multimedia   2023-02-11
FFmpeg Is Ripe For More AVX-512 Optimizations   Multimedia   2023-02-11
Fedora's New Web-Based Installer UI Is Shaping Up Nicely   Red Hat   2023-02-10
A Call For More Collaboration & Harmony Among BSD Hardware Drivers   BSD   2023-02-09
The Rust Implementation Of GNU Coreutils Is Becoming Remarkably Robust   Programming   2023-02-08
Initial Intel Vulkan Video Support Lands In Mesa 23.1   Intel   2023-02-08
Fedora Asahi Aims To Provide The Fedora Workstation Experience For Apple Silicon Systems   Apple   2023-02-07
Mesa 23.1 RADV Driver Lands Vulkan Video Decoding For H.264/H.265   Radeon   2023-02-07
A Non-GNU Linux Distribution Built With LLVM & BSD Software Aims For Alpha Next Month   Operating Systems   2023-02-06
Vulkan SDK Updated With Vulkan Video Support   Vulkan   2023-01-30
Intel oneVPL GPU Runtime 22.6.5 Brings AV1 & VP9 Encode Improvements   Intel   2023-01-26
VK_MESA_video_decode_av1: Early Vulkan AV1 Decoding For Open-Source Radeon Driver   Mesa   2023-01-17
Intel Media Driver 2022Q4 Adds Meteor Lake Enablement   Intel   2023-01-13
VP9 & AV1 Vulkan Video Extensions Expected Next Year   Vulkan   2022-12-22
Vulkan Video 1.0 Extensions Published As Part Of Vulkan 1.3.238   Vulkan   2022-12-19
Linux 6.2 Will Help With Power Savings For Intel Alder Lake N & Raptor Lake P   Intel   2022-12-15
Experimental RADV Vulkan Video Gets H.264 & H.265 Decode Working   Mesa   2022-12-15
Intel Publishes New Media Driver, oneVPL GPU Runtime "2022Q3" Releases   Intel   2022-10-14
NVIDIA Beta Driver Update Revises Vulkan Video Support   NVIDIA   2022-09-28
Linux's Hantro VPU Media Driver Looks To Be Promoted Out Of Staging   Multimedia   2022-07-20
Rockchip RkVDEC Linux Driver Being Prepared For HEVC/H.265 Support   Multimedia   2022-07-14
Intel Media Driver Adding Vulkan Video Acceleration Support   Intel   2022-05-29
MediaTek Vcodec Driver Adds Stateless VP8/VP9 Support In Linux 5.19   Multimedia   2022-05-27
NVIDIA VA-API 0.0.6 Driver Works On Multi-Threaded Decode, Improved GPU Selection   NVIDIA   2022-05-25
VP9 Encoder & Other Media Functionality Of Tesla's FSD Chip To Be Upstreamed In Linux   Hardware   2022-05-17
AMD Posts Linux Driver Patches For New "VCN 4.0" IP Block   Radeon   2022-05-02
Intel Media SDK 22.3.1 Released With Raptor Lake Support, More DG2/Alchemist Features   Intel   2022-04-02
VDPAU 1.5 Video Decode Library Released With AV1 Support   NVIDIA   2022-03-07
NVIDIA VAAPI Driver 0.0.5 Released With AV1 Acceleration   NVIDIA   2022-02-12
GStreamer 1.20 Multimedia Framework Released With Many Improvements   GNOME   2022-02-04
GStreamer 1.20 RC1 Released With Many Exciting Improvements   Multimedia   2022-01-28
Linux 5.17 To Bring AMD P-State, Many AMD & Intel Improvements, New Optimizations   Linux Kernel   2022-01-08
Experimental VA-API Implemented Over NVIDIA's NVDEC - Allows Firefox Video Acceleration   NVIDIA   2022-01-04
Hantro Media Driver Adds VP9 Acceleration With Linux 5.17   Linux Kernel   2022-01-02
NVIDIA 470.62.12 Vulkan Beta Driver For Linux Updates Video Support   NVIDIA   2021-11-17
Vulkan Video Support Progressing For Open-Source Intel, AMD Radeon Hardware   Vulkan   2021-11-15
David Airlie Hacking On Intel Vulkan Video Decode, Crocus Gallium3D VA-API   Intel   2021-11-12
Vulkan 1.2.196 Introduces H.265 Encode Extension   Vulkan   2021-10-13
Vulkan Video Decoding Still In The Early Stages For Open-Source   Vulkan   2021-09-21
New/Updated Benchmarks For June From GravityMark To L4D2 Vulkan, Updated Neural Networks   Phoronix Test Suite   2021-07-03
Vulkan Video Arrives For New Industry-Standard Video Encode/Decode   Vulkan   2021-04-13
Vulkan 1.2.175 Published With Many New Extensions   Vulkan   2021-04-13
FFmpeg 4.4 Released With AV1 VA-API Decoder, SVT-AV1 Encoding   Multimedia   2021-04-09
Many New/Updated Benchmarks For March With New SDR/Radio Tests, More Code Compilation   Phoronix Test Suite   2021-03-28
Intel Alder Lake P Media Driver Support Published   Intel   2021-03-14
Chrome 90 Beta Released With New Origin Trials, AV1 Encode   Google   2021-03-12
Void Linux Has Been Working To Deliver Great POWER Support   Operating Systems   2021-02-27
Ampere Making Progress On Open-Source Firmware For Their CPUs/Platform   Free Software   2021-02-24
The State Of ROCm For HPC In Early 2021 With CUDA Porting Via HIP, Rewriting With OpenMP   AMD   2021-02-21
Alder Lake S Support Added To Intel's Open-Source Media Driver   Intel   2021-01-25
Intel Media SDK 20.5.1 Released   Intel   2020-12-30
Allwinner "Cedrus" Media Driver Finally Sees Support For VP8 Decode   Multimedia   2020-12-14
AMD Adds Secure Video Playback To Their Open-Source Linux Driver   Radeon   2020-11-04
FFmpeg Lands VA-API AV1 Decode Support Led By Intel   Multimedia   2020-11-04
Linux 5.10 Media Changes Bring A New "Vidtv" Virtual Driver   Multimedia   2020-10-14
Intel Media SDK 20.3 Released With AV1 Decode, Rocket Lake + DG1/SG1 Support   Intel   2020-10-10
FFmpeg Now Supports VP9 Profile 2 VDPAU Decode (10-bit / 12-bit)   Multimedia   2020-10-09
NVIDIA 455.28 Released As Stable Linux Driver For RTX 3080/3090   NVIDIA   2020-10-07
Intel Media Driver 2020.3 Released With Gen12 AV1 Decode, Other Improvements   Intel   2020-09-30
Krita 4.4 Beta Released With Multi-Threading For Fill Layers   KDE   2020-09-22
NVIDIA 455.23.04 Linux Beta Released With GeForce RTX 3080/3090 Support   NVIDIA   2020-09-17
Intel's Open-Source H.265/HEVC Encoder Sees First Release Of 2020   Intel   2020-08-04
FFmpeg 4.3 Released With AMD AMF Encoding, Vulkan Support, AV1 Encode   Multimedia   2020-06-16
Intel's High-Performance VP9 Encoder Sees Its Second Release   Intel   2020-05-04
Intel Media Linux Driver Q1-2020 Released With Tiger Lake Features, Better VP9 Encode   Intel   2020-04-09
Linux 5.7 Media Updates Add H.264 / H.265 / VP9 Decode To The Meson Driver   Multimedia   2020-03-31
Firefox 76 Enabling VA-API Wayland Acceleration For All Video Codecs   Mozilla   2020-03-19
FFmpeg Squaring Away Vulkan Support For Its Next Release   Vulkan   2020-03-13
Intel Adds VA-API Acceleration For HEVC REXT To FFmpeg   Intel   2020-02-25
Intel Gen12/Xe Graphics To Support 12-Bit HEVC/VP9 Decode   Intel   2020-02-20
GNOME 3.34.4 Released With Many Bug Fixes   GNOME   2020-02-19
Zink In Mesa For OpenGL Over Vulkan Should Be Back To Supporting OpenGL 3.0 Soon   Mesa   2020-02-08
Learn More About Systemd-Homed For How Linux Home Directories Are Being Reinvented   systemd   2020-02-07
GNOME Shell + Mutter See Big Last Minute Improvements With The GNOME 3.36 Beta   GNOME   2020-02-06
The Current State of AMD Zen Coreboot Support: Basically Limited To Chromebooks   AMD   2020-02-03
Intel's Linux Graphics Stack Is Close To Landing A Code-Generator Generator   Intel   2020-02-03
Hikari Is A FreeBSD-Focused X11 Window Manager + Wayland Compositor   BSD   2020-02-03
Intel At CES 2020 Talks Up One Of Their Open-Source Projects, Shows Off Tiger Lake   Intel   2020-01-06
Clear Linux Saw New Features, New Desktop Installer + Increased Adoption In 2019   Clear Linux   2020-01-01
Clear Linux Defined Linux Performance These Past Few Years   Clear Linux   2019-12-29
A Look At How Some Video Encoders Saw Their Performance Shift This Year With SVT AV1/VP9 Ascending   Multimedia   2019-12-25
Sailfish OS Nuuksio Adds VP9 + HEVC Hardware Video Decode, Android App Fixes   Operating Systems   2019-12-21
NVIDIA 440.31 Linux Driver Adds HDMI 2.1 VRR Support, VP9 Decode, DXVK Fixes   NVIDIA   2019-11-04
Radeon Open-Source Linux Graphics Have A Wild Day For Mesa 19.3 From 8K Decode To ACO   Radeon   2019-10-30
FFmpeg Can Now Make Use Of VDPAU VP9 Video Decoding   Multimedia   2019-10-26
Cascade Lake vs. Rome With MrBayes, dav1d 0.5, OSPray, SVT-VP9, OIDn + Other Benchmarks   Hardware   2019-10-18
NVIDIA 440.26 Beta Linux Driver Brings HDMI 2.1 VRR, VP9 VDPAU Decode + Much More   NVIDIA   2019-10-17
Intel SVT-VP9 Finally Makes Its First Pre-Release For Speedy VP9 Encoding   Intel   2019-10-10
Steam, Open-Source Intel & Ryzen 3000 / EPYC's Continued Domination Rocked September   Phoronix   2019-10-01
Fresh Video Encode/Decode Benchmark Numbers For Xeon Platinum 8280 vs. EPYC 7742   Multimedia   2019-09-28
Clear Linux vs. Ubuntu 19.10 Video Encoder Performance On The Core i9 9900K   Clear Linux   2019-09-20
Intel's H.265 Encoder SVT-HEVC 1.4.1 Released With Optimizations & More   Intel   2019-09-13
The Intel SVT-VP9 Performance Boost Across 10 Intel/AMD Systems   Intel   2019-09-10
Vega-Based Renoir APU Has The Same VCN Video Encode/Decode Block As Navi   Radeon   2019-09-09
Intel's Open-Source VP9 Video Encoder Just Scored A Massive ~3x Performance Boost   Intel   2019-09-08
VDPAU Library 1.3 Switches To Meson Build System, Adds VP9 Video Format Definitions   NVIDIA   2019-08-29
Blender 2.81 To Feature Intel Open Image Denoise & Eevee Renderer Improvements   Free Software   2019-08-21
Vulkan Video Decoding Coming In H1'2020, Ray-Tracing Progressing   Standards   2019-08-13
Linux 5.3 Media Driver Updates Bring New Amlogic Meson Video Decoder   Multimedia   2019-07-10
Intel SVT-AV1 0.6 Released With AV1 Decoding, SIMD Optimizations   Intel   2019-07-03
RadeonSI Getting Fixed Up To Expose 10-bit VP9 Decode   Radeon   2019-06-28
Amlogic Video Decode Driver Revised A Ninth Time In Pursuit Of The Linux Kernel   Multimedia   2019-06-07
Intel's Open-Source SVT-AV1 Video Encoder Ends May With Another Performance Boost   Intel   2019-05-30
Intel's SVT-AV1 Video Encoder Saw Yet Another Performance Boost In April   Multimedia   2019-05-03
The Rapid Progress Of The AV1 Video Format Over The Past Year   Mozilla   2019-04-16
Intel To Work On AV1 Decoding Support, FFmpeg / GStreamer Plugins   Intel   2019-04-09
Intel Finally Announces SVT-AV1, To Be Used By Netflix   Intel   2019-04-08
Maximizing HEVC/VP9/AV1 Video Encoding On Intel Xeon Cascade Lake With SVT + Clear Linux   Intel   2019-04-06
Additional Xeon Platinum 8280 Cascade Lake Benchmarks - See How Your Linux System Runs   Intel   2019-04-02
SVT-AV1 Can Now Achieve 1080p @ 60 FPS AV1 Video Encoding On Select Configurations   Intel   2019-03-20
SVT-AV1 Performance Continues Speeding Ahead, Xeon/EPYC Video Encode Benchmarks   Multimedia   2019-03-11
DAV1D v0.2 AV1 Video Decoder Released With SSSE3 & NEON Optimizations   Multimedia   2019-03-04
27 CPUs Benchmarked With AOM AV1, Intel SVT VP9/AV1/HEVC Video Encoders   Multimedia   2019-03-04
AV1 Image File Format v1.0 Finalized   Standards   2019-02-28
Mesa 18.3.4 Brings VA-API VP9 Improvements, More Coffeelake/Icelake IDs For Intel   Mesa   2019-02-18
SVT-VP9 Is Intel's Latest Open-Source Video Encoder Yielding High Performance VP9   Intel   2019-02-17
Intel To Have Their New Icelake Media Driver Ready For Pairing Nicely With Linux 5.1+   Intel   2019-02-05
Libvpx 1.8 Released With VP9 Encode Performance Improvements   Google   2019-02-04
Using LLVM Clang To Compile The Linux Kernel Is Heating Up Again Thanks To Google   LLVM   2019-02-04
NetBSD 9.0 Will Have Performance & Security Improvements   BSD   2019-02-04
GStreamer 1.15.1 Released With Work On AV1, V4L HEVC Encode/Decode   Multimedia   2019-01-19
Experimental Rockchip Video Codec Linux Driver Posted   Hardware   2019-01-05
Linux 4.20, Debian, Intel, x32, Microsft's Actions & STIBP Topics Rounded Out 2018   Phoronix   2019-01-01
Microsoft Had Another Year Of Big Open-Source Surprises   Microsoft   2018-12-25
Faster VP9 Multi-Threaded Video Decoding Patch Lands In Libvpx   Google   2018-12-21
Intel Details Gen11 Graphics & Sunny Cove For Icelake   Intel   2018-12-12
NVIDIA Video Codec SDK 9.0 Bringing Big Improvements For Turing GPUs   NVIDIA   2018-12-04
Unreal Engine 4.21 Released, Linux Now Defaults To Vulkan   Linux Gaming   2018-11-07
Unreal Engine 4.21 Preview Brings Some Linux Improvements   Linux Gaming   2018-10-09
YouTube Begins Rolling Out AV1 Support In Beta   Multimedia   2018-09-13
Amlogic Video Decode Driver Posted For The Linux Kernel   Multimedia   2018-09-02
Google Officially Launches Android 9 "Pie" With Adaptive Battery, Slices   Google   2018-08-06