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Intel-vaapi-driver Project

VA-API (Video Acceleration API) user mode driver for Intel GEN Graphics family

VA-API is an open-source library and API specification, which provides access to graphics hardware acceleration capabilities for video processing. It consists of a main library and driver-specific acceleration backends for each supported hardware vendor.

The current video driver backend provides a bridge to the GEN GPUs through the packaging of buffers and commands to be sent to the i915 driver for exercising both hardware and shader functionality for video decode, encode, and processing.

If you would like to contribute to intel-vaapi-driver, check our Contributing guide.

We also recommend taking a look at the 'janitorial' bugs in our list of open issues as these bugs can be solved without an extensive knowledge of intel-vaapi-driver.

We would love to help you start contributing!

The intel vaapi media development team can be reached via our mailing list and on IRC in channel ##intel-media on Freenode.

We also use #Slack and host VAAPI Media Slack Team. You can signup by submitting your email address to our Slack Team invite page.

Slack complements our other means of communication. Pick the one that works best for you!