Intel VAAPI howto with Leia v18 nightly based on Ubuntu 18.04 server
(2016-02-16, 09:03)scf2k Wrote:
(2016-02-16, 00:02)fritsch Wrote: mediainfo or I am not interested

(2016-02-16, 00:56)noggin Wrote: Are they 8 or 10 bit? Are they 4:2:2 ? Are they interlaced ?

ProRes will rely entirely on CPU for decoding (there isn't a VAAPI ProRes implementation), though not sure if VAAPI rendering will deinterlace.



Two may be a bit hopeful - it's 330Mbs 4:4:4, but one and three are 4:2:2 at sensible bitrates for ProRes 4:2:2.

As fritsch says, and as I suspect you realise, these will only be played back with CPU decode, and if the fffmpeg implementation is single-threaded it will require a pretty high spec CPU. From memory the ffmbc implementation of ProRes was a bit better than ffmpeg at one point, but I suspect the ffmbc stuff has been folded back into ffmpeg now. (Same is true for w3fdif and frame rate conversion code I hope. There's a not-terrible frame rate converter in ffmbc based on BBC work in the 80s. It's not Alchemist, but it is a lot better than frame drop/dupe)

I use ProRes 4:2:2 HQ 1080/50i a lot for my 'day job' and have no major issues with it in Quicktime player on a Quad Core i7 Macbook Pro (though no deinterlacing) and it plays back fine over a Thunderbolt HD-SDI/HDMI output device.

Not sure I've ever had much success with 'pro' codecs (ProRes, DNXHD, AVC Intra or DVC Pro HD) in Kodi though - I tend to transcode everything to 4:2:0 H264 if I want to play it in 'consumer' devices.

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