The Khronos Group have announced the release of the Vulkan 1.3.274 API, which brings with it the finalized extensions for encoding and decoding of video streams using a variety of video coding standards.
It was back in April 2021 that the provisional extensions were released as "Vulkan Video", and later in December 2022 with Vulkan 1.3.238 they finalized the decode extensions for H.264 and H.265. Now with Vulkan 1.3.274 the counterpart extensions to enable encoding H.264 and H.265 are available.
"Leveraging the Vulkan framework, they provide a standardized, seamless, low-overhead, and highly controllable way to produce H.264 and H.265 video via hardware accelerators, with applications ranging from real-time, low-latency streaming to offline server-scale transcoding."
Details about the Vulkan Video API extensions at the below links::
NVIDIA already have Beta driver 535.43.22 out with expanded support, while work on AMD / Intel continues.
Nice to see the modern Vulkan API continue to evolve for the needs of modern developers across all industries. Hopefully this will improve video across the Linux desktop and gaming too.