From: Boyuan Zhang <>

cabac is only supported in the h264 main and higher profiles

So shouldn't there be code allows it if the user space doesn't
set baseline?

I don't know how in gstreamer as it seems to try to use b-frames
if you use other than baseline which doesn't work.

With avconv it is possible to call main/high and set b-frames to 0.

I know it's technically correct spec wise, but seems a shame as it
costs a fair bit in "free" efficiency.

On Windows the raptor game recording app produces files flagged as
high with cabac - but without b-frames.

Signed-off-by: Boyuan Zhang <>
  src/gallium/state_trackers/va/picture.c | 1 -
  1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/src/gallium/state_trackers/va/picture.c 
index eae5dc4..db08a3c 100644
--- a/src/gallium/state_trackers/va/picture.c
+++ b/src/gallium/state_trackers/va/picture.c
@@ -110,7 +110,6 @@ getEncParamPreset(vlVaContext *context)
     context->desc.h264enc.motion_est.enc_ime2_search_range_y = 0x00000004;

     //pic control preset
-   context->desc.h264enc.pic_ctrl.enc_cabac_enable = 0x00000001;
     context->desc.h264enc.pic_ctrl.enc_constraint_set_flags = 0x00000040;

     //rate control

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