[Libre-soc-dev] Vulkan video beta published

Lauri Kasanen cand at gmx.com
Wed Apr 14 07:34:27 BST 2021

On Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:29:33 -0700
Jacob Lifshay <programmerjake at gmail.com> wrote:

> Seems like something we should eventually implement:
> https://www.khronos.org/blog/an-introduction-to-vulkan-video
> They currently have core codec-independent extensions, as well as decode
> for h.265 and encode/decode for h.264. They have not yet released
> extensions for decoding/encoding VP9 or AV1, but they plan to soon.
> I'd expect that the other video decode/encode APIs can be efficiently
> implemented in terms of the new Vulkan extensions, avoiding needing to
> re-implement the decoder/encoder algorithms & SimpleV acceleration for
> every different video API.

On a quick look it appears to be lower-level than ffmpeg API. In
the worst case, it may need reimplementation.

- Lauri

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