[gst-devel] New Video Decode and Presentation API

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 19:48:39 CET 2008

On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 7:41 PM, David Schleef <ds at entropywave.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 04:46:59PM +0100, Iñigo Illán Aranburu wrote:
>> What about VA API? Why are you pushing a diferent technology instead of
>> working with the comunity? This fragmentation, I think, benefits no one
>  From a GStreamer perspective, VDPAU (and OpenMax) are much better
> APIs, since they roughly fit into the GStreamer system.  VA does not
> provide complete decoders, it leaves that to example code or an
> (unwritten) higher level.  So we'll be waiting for the VA developers
> to create a library that provides a complete decoder.
>  From NVidia's perspective, my speculation is that they started this
> project long before VA was thought of.

My guess is that all the major GPU companies want to push their own
API's and they don't want to collaborate.

Felipe Contreras

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