RELEASE: GStreamer VA-API Plugins 0.5.9

Gwenole Beauchesne gb.devel at
Tue Jul 29 04:54:19 PDT 2014

gstreamer-vaapi is a collection of GStreamer plugins and helper
libraries that allow hardware accelerated video decoding, video
encoding and video processing through VA-API. Complete support depends
on the underlying hardware. However, video decoding from JPEG, MPEG-2,
MPEG-4:2, H.264 AVC, H.264 MVC, VC-1 and VP8 is supported; and video
encoding in MPEG-2, H.264 AVC and H.264 MVC format is supported.
Renderers are available for X11, GLX, Wayland and raw DRM for headless

== Source Code ==

* Git repository:

* Source tarballs:
  14f476f834a15422ecfa6a472df1b18ac2a0e50f  gstreamer-vaapi-0.5.9.tar.bz2

== Changes ==

* Major changes:
  - Add VP8 decoder
  - Add H.264 MVC decoder and encoder
  - Add support for GStreamer 1.4.0 / 1.5-git (1.6)
  - Fix support for Firefox >= 30 when built with GStreamer 1.0 APIs

* Other changes of interest:
  - Add download capability to vaapidecode
  - Add support for crop regions in VPP mode for vaapipostproc
  - Allow selection of a particular "display-name" for vaapisink
  - Many improvements to the H.264 AVC decoder for better conformance
and robustness
  - Fix MPEG-4:2 decoder hang on skipped frames
  - Fix MPEG-2 decoder to propagate presentation timestamps from demuxer
  - Fix support for headless pipelines, e.g. vaapisink display="drm" mode
  - Fix vaapipostproc "deinterlace-mode" semantics
  - Fix memory leak in vaapidecode ! {glimagesink, cluttersink} use cases
  - Fix vaapidecode hang when downstream elements error out
  (and around 50+ bug reports fixed)

* GStreamer support corner:
  - GStreamer >= 1.2-git is the a minimal requirement from now on
  - GStreamer 1.0.x is deprecated, and will be obsoleted in a future release
  - GStreamer 0.10.x is obsolete, and will be removed in a future release

== Reporting Bugs ==

* Bugs can be reported in the GNOME Bugzilla system at:

>From the main page, new bugs can be reported through New -> Other ->
gstreamer-vaapi product.

== Contributors ==

This release was brought to you by: Cong Zhong, Fabrice Bellet,
Gwenole Beauchesne, Halley Zhao, Holger Kaelberer, Jan Schmidt, Lionel
Landwerlin, Matthew Waters, Matthieu Bouron, Simon Farnsworth,
Sreerenj Balachandran, Xiaowei Li. Thanks!

Gwenole Beauchesne
Intel Corporation SAS / 2 rue de Paris, 92196 Meudon Cedex, France
Registration Number (RCS): Nanterre B 302 456 199

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