[FFmpeg-user] H264 VAAPI Encoder
krejzi at email.com
Sun May 15 19:12:28 CEST 2016
On 14.05.2016 18:41, Mark Thompson wrote:
> On 13/05/16 20:43, Armin K. wrote:
>> I noticed that recently a VAAPI based H264 encoder was added to ffmpeg.
>> I built ffmpeg from git and now I have h264_vaapi listed in ffmpeg -encoders
>> However, when I try to use ffmpeg ... -vcodec h264_vaapi I get the following
>> Impossible to convert between the formats supported by the filter 'Parsed_null_0' and the filter 'auto-inserted scaler 0'
>> The command I use is:
>> ffmpeg -hwaccel vaapi -i <inputfile> -vcodec h264_vaapi <outfile>.mkv
> Short answer:
> ffmpeg -vaapi_device /dev/dri/renderD128 -i <inputfile> -vf 'format=nv12,hwupload' -c:v h264_vaapi <outfile>.mkv
> Longer answer:
> It's somewhat awkward to use because it only accepts input as VAAPI surfaces (AV_PIX_FMT_VAAPI), with underlying format depending on the particular hardware.
> "-vaapi_device" sets the hardware device to use. It takes either a DRI device (ideally a render node, as above) or an X11 display name (only if you are actually in X).
> Then we use libavfilter to get the input into the right form:
> "format=nv12" forces software conversion to NV12, which is the underlying format required by the Intel driver.
> "hwupload" uploads that software image into a VAAPI surface, which can then be fed into the encoder.
> You need a bit more trickiness to do a pure hardware transcode, see <https://wiki.libav.org/Hardware/vaapi> for additional explanation.
> - Mark
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Thanks! That seems to work just great!
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