I'm new to video encoding. And I was looking at h264/265 and VP8/9.
I'd like to use VP8/9. But it seems like nobody except Google is pushing it.
I just want to know does someone else support VP8/9? Specefically is there a hardware acceleration for encoding.
And decoding VP9 on my Linux box looks very slow (when navigating in video it lags for 2sec, while vp8 is instant).


There is a hardware-accelerated VP8 encoder recently released by the University of Milan. Source and standalone binary for 64-bit Linux and compute 3.5, 5.0 and 5.2 capable NVidia GPU cards available at https://github.com/Italtel-Unimi/libvpx

They say they have integrated the code into libav libs i.e. FFmpeg, but this hasn't been pushed into the FFmpeg master branch.

  • Cool! Do you know why it is not part of ffmpeg yet? – Sergey Jul 2 '16 at 12:08
  • Recently released, so it has to be tested and committed into libvpx master, then their libav code will be tested and pushed into FFmpeg. – Gyan Jul 2 '16 at 12:47

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