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  • Ubuntu Will Not Enable Open-Source VDPAU Support

    Phoronix: Ubuntu Will Not Enable Open-Source VDPAU Support

    This morning I wrote about Mesa 10.1 likely going into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but if you were hoping this means Ubuntu will enable VDPAU driver support for open-source hardware-accelerated video decoding, that improvement to video playback isn't going to happen with the official Ubuntu Mesa/Gallium3D driver packages...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTYwNzU

  • #2
    Canonical lies.

    They don't want to add that for another shady reason.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by atari314 View Post
      Canonical lies.

      They don't want to add that for another shady reason.
      Or maybe they want to implement it when Mir goes stable.

      Edit: Should've read the article, but really, why would you call Canonical liars?
      Last edited by NothingMuchHereToSay; 02-18-2014, 12:41 PM.

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      • #4
        They should just swtitch to DVD format already and include more default stuff...
        i barely find CDs for sale these days anyway only DVDs and bluerays, and i dont use any of those i just use a usb stick.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by atari314 View Post
          Canonical lies.

          They don't want to add that for another shady reason.
          Some people prefer to believe in evil and conspirancy, I prefer to believe in stupidity. I mean, if image size is more important than a major usability issue for end users, you deserve the market share you have.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TheSoulz View Post
            They should just swtitch to DVD format already and include more default stuff...
            i barely find CDs for sale these days anyway only DVDs and bluerays, and i dont use any of those i just use a usb stick.
            I thought the ISOs are to big for CDs already

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            • #7
              Uuuh, I'm pretty sure this will be reconsidered if given some publicity. Unfortunately, enabling VDPAU unofficially is not really an option for distributors because of lack of QA...

              Let's file a bug and follow up on this, okay?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
                I thought the ISOs are to big for CDs already
                ubuntu 12.04 is 733mb
                13.10 is 833 or 883 mb

                both 64bit so i assume 32bit would be even smaller

                theres alot more space they can use to include stuff like full language packs and stuff like that on the image.

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                • #9
                  another non theme!

                  another non theme. windows don t come with drivers pre installer, if you need it install yourself, if you will install nvidia non free(almost every people who use nvidia) vdpau installs, intel use vaapi. amd... well no buy amd hardware

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                  • #10
                    Yea, that's a rather odd decision. I'm just happy openSUSE switched to DVDs quite a while ago (and have been shipping with official VDPAU support for quite a while, too).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Andrecorreia View Post
                      another non theme. windows don t come with drivers pre installer, if you need it install yourself, if you will install nvidia non free(almost every people who use nvidia) vdpau installs, intel use vaapi. amd... well no buy amd hardware
                      windows does come with drivers preinstalled, alot of them actualy. mouse GPU chipsets and the list goes on and on

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                      • #12
                        This is Bullsh!t, if they don't want VDPAU in the livecd, they just don't install it. If I'm reading correctly, zgreg asked for VDPAU in the repos, and they gave him a retarded excuse.
                        I guess the real reason is that debian has NOT enabled it ( https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugr...cgi?bug=656719 ), and ubuntu won't do it until debian does... which is also stupid. Seriously, if they want to benefit their users, both distros SHOULD enable VDPAU, OpenCL ( https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugr...cgi?bug=717500 ), video encoding, etc. They should have done it when they were asked to do it. We ubuntu and debian users should pressure them to do it. This is one of the most stupid things I've seen: having a really good driver crippled, and they are NOT giving us their (real) reasons.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by asdfblah View Post
                          This is Bullsh!t, if they don't want VDPAU in the livecd, they just don't install it. If I'm reading correctly, zgreg asked for VDPAU in the repos, and they gave him a retarded excuse.
                          I guess the real reason is that debian has NOT enabled it ( https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugr...cgi?bug=656719 ), and ubuntu won't do it until debian does... which is also stupid. Seriously, if they want to benefit their users, both distros SHOULD enable VDPAU, OpenCL ( https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugr...cgi?bug=717500 ), video encoding, etc. They should have done it when they were asked to do it. We ubuntu and debian users should pressure them to do it. This is one of the most stupid things I've seen: having a really good driver crippled, and they are NOT giving us their (real) reasons.
                          +1
                          stuff like this should be a no brainer, its critical and should be enabled.

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                          • #14
                            not stable enough ?

                            The argument of the size is weak but I have tested and disabled vdpau with an rv740 several times. It doesn't crash often but it does it regularly.

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                            • #15
                              Kind of a noob question but does this mean when VDPAU is not enabled there is no harware accelerated video decoding at all (eg. when watching a movie through VLC) ?

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