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.

XvBA Articles & Reviews

XBMC's Thoughts On XvBA: AMD Catalyst Has Problems   Display Drivers   2012-06-21
Some Good & Bad News For The Nouveau Driver   Display Drivers   2011-01-10
Using NVIDIA's VDPAU On Mobile Platforms   Display Drivers   2010-01-06
AMD's UVD2-based XvBA Finally Does Something On Linux   Display Drivers   2009-11-03
Mplayer, FFmpeg Gain VA-API Support   Software   2008-12-24
AMD's X-Video Bitstream Acceleration   Display Drivers   2008-10-29

XvBA Linux & Open-Source News

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