[vlc-devel] GSoC Project : GPU decoding

Laurent Aimar fenrir at via.ecp.fr
Mon May 18 22:27:56 CEST 2009


On Mon, May 18, 2009, Andre-John Mas wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> I'm Etienne Membrives, a 2nd year student in engineering at the Ecole
>> Centrale Paris. It's my first Summer of Code, I'm doing it with
>> VideoLAN, and I'm very happy to be here. My IRC nickname is “Sterops”.
>> My project will be on implementing GPU decoding support for HD videos,
>> mainly by using VA-API from Intel. My mentor is Jean-Paul Saman.
>> I've made a wiki page [1] for the project.
>> Best regards,
>> -- Etienne Membrives ~ Sterops
>> [1] http://wiki.videolan.org/SoC_2009/GPU_Decoding_Support
> Welcome.
> I am just curious as to the choice of VA-API and how this could  
> eventually
> be migrated to use OpenCL. I ask the question, as OpenCL promises to
> cover more architectures than those originating from Intel. Of course
> VA-API is probably more mature at this point in time.
 Using VA-API (at least for decoding purpose) you also have access to VDPAU
thanks to the VDPAU back-end for Intel's VA-API.

 Also, ffmpeg (will) have a good/simpl va-api backend which make things simple.


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