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    Phoronix: VA-API Video Acceleration Now Enabled For Nouveau Gallium3D

    For the past few months a Samsung developer has been working on VA-API support for Nouveau. After a few patch revisions, that work is finally hitting mainline Mesa...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...au-NVC0-Git-VA

  • #2
    It's unfortunate that Debian / Ubuntu still doesn't enable vaapi in mesa: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...a/+bug/1481832


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    • #3
      Wait, Samsung is contributing hardware video decoding support to Nouveau? What?

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      • #4
        vaapi is enabled in openSUSE Tumbleweed (with the patch so no env var needed).

        Setting the environment variable is a hack...the real fix is to make it work like all the other drivers and provide hardlinks like libva is looking for: http://lists.freedesktop.org/archive...er/103585.html.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by zanny View Post
          Wait, Samsung is contributing hardware video decoding support to Nouveau? What?
          Read the previous stories linked in the article.

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          • #6
            I hope that all gallium VAAPI drivers are well tested because some apps prefer VAAPI over VDPAU.

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