Last month Splitted Desktop Systems launched their closed-source library, which provides X-Video Bitstream Acceleration (XvBA) back-end to Video Acceleration’s Application Program Interface (VA-API) was released. This iwas keeping in mind to improve the front-end application interface for applications running on ATI Catalyst Linux driver can utilze the full functionality United Video Recorder 2 (UVD2)’s video engine’s Radeon HD Graphics Card that is used in new and later versions of its applications.

What is X-Video Bitstream Acceleration?

Advanced Micro Systems Inc (AMD) designed X-Video Bitstream Acceleration is a video extension for Computers running on Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems. This allows programs to offload portions of video decoding process to the Video programs interface, especially motion control and also to decode various video files like MPEG2, MPEG4, AVC and VC-1. The new update on the XvBA’s backend AV-API is improved and errors are fixed from the previous versions for rendering, RGBA textures, various sub-picture rendering to specific sizes.

Version 0.7.1

What has been updated in version 0.7.1 from the earlier released 0.7 version is certain catalyst Linux driver bugs has been fixed from the earlier version also compatibility with ceratin alternative versions of VA-API while rendering of game loads, RGBA textures, fixes to varied rendering sizes. Along with several other bug s has been looked into in the new version; also version 0.7.1 requires fgirx 8.69.2 driver or later. Version 0.7 had some obvious drop issues for Linux run operating systems and they have been fixed in the new version as well. Splitted Desktop System’s developer for XvBA, Gwenole Beauchesne said the new version certainly removes certain old bugs; the new version will be able to handle certain elements better like VA API 0.31.x and also support its oen 0.6.12 versions.

The compatibility

With added compatibility for XvBA video support with VA-API 0.31.1 and newer versions this certainly ensures all fixes to GL and color textures work and appear better with the new release; giving better output and surface creation by eliminating all code that fails to detect certain errors. Although new brands of XvBA-videos are available in the market this new version by AMD and Splitted Computer Systems ensures better experience of their application on ATI video playback on both XWindows and Linux run operating systems, which optimizes the GPU in NVIDIA users can also use VDPAU and GeForce hardware.

Although the new version is not free from bugs, it is easy to update and the new versions will ensure they give an optimum performance for the user. Advanced Micro Systems Inc and Splitted Computers Systems, will rely on distributer and end-use customer feedback to fix further errors or bugs that could be encountered in the version 0.7.1.  Certain XvBA cannot do anything about changes, mainly due o patent issues in certain applications or hardware or interface card used by certain computer systems.  ATI Linux users can only take or use the XvBA and UVD 2 after downloading the new closed-source XvBA-video, mainly because AMD have not tested the application in any other outlet.