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Hardware encoding h.265 Nanopi M4 HEVC

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well as i see that the Nanopi M4 supposed to have HW h.265 encoding as it have the mali-T860 which supports h.265 encoding and decoding for main profile
according to mali wiki

so i need to make sure from you guys that the Nanopi M4 realy supports hardware h.265 encoding or not ?
and does it have the drivers and stuff needed to use the HW h.265 encoding ?
for Ubuntu 18.04/Friendly desktop from 2018.12.18 image:
- under GStreamer it's only mpph264enc in rockchip section
- ffmpeg section even worst - only x264 decoder(no h/w encoder)

based on this - http://rockchip.wikidot.com/rk3399 - it's only 265 decoder and no 265 encoder at all in Rk3399 chip.
PS: ARM Mali - it's a GPU and not related to video Encoder/Decoder

upd: I just check kernel sources - it's only vp8 and h264 encoders for RockChip VPU with maximum resolution 1920x1088
upd2: kernel/drivers/video/rockchip/vpu/ include something with mpp_dev_x265e in name
thanks for your reply man im really sad that it doesnt have h.265 encoder
do you know any other Affordable alternatives
zultan wrote:
do you know any other Affordable alternatives

yesterday was announced Nvidia Jetson nano - it's simplified version of older TX1 in smaller small factor and 99$ price - support encoding h265/265 4k@30fps or multiply 1080p@60/30fps - more detailed [code=https://devblogs.nvidia.com/jetson-nano-ai-computing/]info[/code] - and everything working out-of-the box, since Linux4tegra provided by NVidia itself. (it may use specific API for decoding\encoding multiply streams - plz, check this in details)

PS: I din't manage to build Rk kernel with h265 encoder :(
thank you so mush for your reply
i hope you make the kernel so ppl can take the benefits of the nanopi hardware
and is there a cheaper solution than the jetson nano that have hardware h.265 encoding ?
zultan wrote:
and is there a cheaper solution than the jetson nano that have hardware h.265 encoding ?

it's hard to say - some of 96 boards, like Qualcomm 845/820 and Huawei Kirin 960\970 and Helio X20 have h265 encoder, but I am not sure about driver support (it's a big chance, that this is no drivers for Linux and can be some issues with android). Price of this boards also starts from 199$ and up to 500$ :(

Sooner or later it will be a Raspberry Pi Next with VideoCore V, which support 2x1080p60 or 1x2180p60 for both decoding and encoding, but it's no official information - only rumors ;)

All Allwinner SoC support h265 decoding only.
zultan wrote:
and is there a cheaper solution than the jetson nano that have hardware h.265 encoding ?

new board - Odroid N2 on AmLogic 922 with a 65$ for 2GB Ram board appear on market - it's support h265/1080p60 in hardware, but it's no information about support in software yet.
upd: it don't have CSI/MIPI camera ports, so only USB cameras can be used
sorry for the late reply but really the nano pi specs beats all but it needs more care about the drivers and software
i think we should protest for the h.265 for the nanopi :D

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