[FFmpeg-user] [Discussion] FPGA vs GPU for Live Transcoding

Dennis Mungai dmngaie at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 00:18:38 EET 2020

On Mon, 2 Mar 2020, 00:44 Carl Eugen Hoyos, <ceffmpeg at gmail.com> wrote:

> Am So., 1. März 2020 um 21:17 Uhr schrieb Dennis Mungai <dmngaie at gmail.com
> >:
> > FPGA's and their runtimes are *very* proprietary in nature. It will take
> > years, at the very least, months, to see vendors such as Xilinx push
> > patches to a project such as FFmpeg for FPGA off-load, and even these
> that
> > do tend to frequently violate licensing terms (Amazon wins the big ticket
> > here).
> Amazon provided source code to use the Xilinx encoders with FFmpeg.

Sure, and that works only on *specific* AWS instances.
A vendor lock. Providing the source code only lifted their license
violation, nothing else.


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