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tokyo-joe
August 29th, 2011, 03:04 AM
I heard hardware mp4 movie encoding is supported on Windows with Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs and it's insanely fast.

Is h/w mp4 encoding supported on Ubuntu, too?

I use Maverick for your reference.

BicyclerBoy
August 29th, 2011, 09:33 PM
http://intellinuxgraphics.org/h264.html

Look like yes..but is there any application to drive it ?
You would have to check the ffmpeg/gstreamer forums.
I imagine VA-API is used.
Looks like you need kernel 3.

I have seen reports that intel quicksync video quality was not as good x264.

freechelmi
October 29th, 2012, 04:21 PM
Hi, I had the same question and was glad to see that a dev at intel has produced code that could encode H264 using gstreamer for SandyBridge

http://gitorious.org/vaapi/gstreamer-vaapi/merge_requests/5

That would be excellent for Arista !