Video API Deathmatch: VDPAU vs. VAAPI

Scheduled: Friday, September 25, 2009 from 1:30 – 2:15pm in Salon E


Video API Deathmatch: VDPAU vs. VAAPI


This talk is the infamous “Video API Deathmatch: VDPAU vs. VAAPI”, where “VDPAU” is NVIDIA’s Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix, and “VAAPI” is the Video Acceleration API led by Intel, and (not surprisingly) supported by recent Intel integrated graphics hardware, but also supported by recent S3 Graphics hardware. Stephen Warren will be putting on the gloves for VDPAU and Jonathan Bian will be defending VAAPI’s honor. Keith will then moderate the Q&A session, with questions taken from any surviving members of the audience.


  • Jonathan Bian

    Intel Corp.


    Jonathan Bian is currently a software engineer in Intel’s Visual Computing Group. He has been with Intel for the past ten years working on video and graphics software for Intel’s handheld and mobile chipsets. Prior to joining Intel, he worked on software for professional video equipment and X Terminals at Tektronix, Inc.

  • Stephen Warren

    NVIDIA, Inc.


    Linux user since 1993, as both an end-user and system administrator.

    Currently working for NVIDIA, Inc. in the Linux driver group, implementing and supporting NVIDIA’s VDPAU implementation.

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