Does avdec_vp8 use the VPU in IMX 6 ?

Sebastian Dröge sebastian at
Fri Apr 29 07:57:25 UTC 2016

On Fr, 2016-04-29 at 00:15 -0700, jeromeh wrote:
> I'm trying to measure computation needs for a vp8 stream decoding in
> imx6 quad. I use the avdec_vp8 codec for that by I'm wondering if
> this codec use the vpu ?

No, it uses libav/ffmpeg's software decoder for VP8.

This GStreamer plugin here is able to use the VPU for various tasks
like decoding:

Sebastian Dröge, Centricular Ltd ·

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