[FFmpeg-devel] AMD external header

Mironov, Mikhail Mikhail.Mironov at amd.com
Mon Nov 27 05:22:21 EET 2017

> Nobody is against adding AMD specific encoders and hwaccels. The issue for
> some seems to be the inclusion of external headers.
> Currently, nothing in our policy is against it, and as I and Philip already
> stated, your additions shouldn't be gated on a potential future policy change
> about bundled headers, so your patch can initially go in with the header.

I sent this email in response to Mark's who stated that he will not include the header. 
I understand the delayed decision about external headers and will be OK with any 
outcome as long as it is universal.

> > I also noticed that recently there is a lot of activity to add full Nvidia
> decoders  to FFmpeg (VC1, MPEG4, VP8, VP9 etc.).
> > I am guessing this is to overcome DXVA or VAAPI shortcoming. What about
> AMD? We also have them.
> Simply put, those developers wanted to write those features.
> dxva2 and d3d11va work just fine with AMD hardware, for that matter. And
> nobody stops you or anyone to write similar hwaccels for AMD specific APIs.

If it makes sense I would like to add decoders as well as accelerated converter 
as soon as encoder is in.


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