Libav Now Supports VA-API HEVC Accelerated Decoding
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 19 December 2016 at 09:12 AM EST. 10 Comments
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For users of libav, the latest development code now supports hardware-accelerated HEVC/H.265 video decoding with the Video Acceleration API (VA-API).

With this libav commit is the few hundred lines of code needed to support accelerated HEVC decoding with VA-API.

Back in 2014 is when VA-API itself landed HEVC decode while last year also brought HEVC encode support. VA-API decode was also implemented in the Gallium3D state tracker and then for Intel's VA-API driver is supported with Skylake and newer though not until Kabylake is there full 10-bit H.265 support.

This comes after Libav recently implemented VA-API accelerated VP8 decoding (finally!) as well as VA-API accelerated de-interlacing.
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