Meet VAVDA – Google’s Linux Video Acceleration API

Posted: June 2, 2012 in Open Source News

VAVDA Isn’t some magical video acceleration API that make video playback work great for open-source drivers. It is somewhat Limited to use with chromium HTML5 video support .

The command-line Code for enabling this video acceleration API is –enable-vaapi.

Intel’s open-source driver has supported the Video Acceleration API for a while and when it comes to Sandy Bridge and now Ivy Bridge CPUs the support is quite good and is well capable of offloading most HD content to the graphics processor, various other open-source  drivers are present that can play HD content out-of-the-box. With the latest Chrome/Chromium web-browser, VAVDA/VA-API can now be used to enhance HTML5 video or their Pepper Flash implementation.


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