NVIDIA's VDPAU Implemented Over OpenGL/VA-API
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 6 August 2013 at 12:32 AM EDT. 14 Comments
Back-ends have been implemented for VDPAU to implement the video hardware-based decoding process over OpenGL and through Intel's VA-API interface, for those not using the NVIDIA binary blob or the VDPAU Gallium3D state tracker.

Over on GitHub is a new project for providing a "VDPAU driver with OpenGL/VAAPI backend." The project is basically for providing VDPAU support for OpenGL and separately VA-API.

The aim is to allow Adobe Flash and MPlayer to take advantage of modern hardware for those systems not supporting VDPAU but just OpenGL / VA-API. It's quite straight forward and worth checking out if your driver doesn't support VDPAU and your preferred video applications don't have native OpenGL / VA-API / XvMC support.
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