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Ubuntu Will Not Enable Open-Source VDPAU Support

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  • #61
    Something's coming...:


    • #62
      Hah, nothing like a phoronix shitstorm caused by irc logs to push things


      • #63
        Originally posted by oibaf View Post
        Today it appeared as new package in Trusty.

        apt-get changelog libvdpau1-drivers-mesa

        mesa (10.1.0~rc1-1ubuntu4) trusty; urgency=medium

        * Merge from debian git
        - Enable building drivers for libvdpau1

        -- Timo Aaltonen <[email protected]> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:46:24 +0200


        • #64
          It still misses xvmc however. Also there is no reference to any of the 3 bug reports about it in the changelog.


          • #65
            Originally posted by asdfblah View Post
            Yeah, exactly.
            What I meant is, VLC (< 2.2?) doesn't seem to use VDPAU at all, and you can check that simply by looking at cpu usage. The debugging output when using the -v flag is almost cryptic... but you can see there that it isn't using VDPAU.
            Anyway, VLC itself seems to be buggy as hell. mpv is great.
            VLC requires the latest and greatest LIBAV packages and the Ubuntu repos are way out of date on that and I've read that VLC has to be compiled a specific way to enable VDPAU, which distros like Ubuntu aren't doing. Hence VLC and VDPAU don't really work at this point for most users who can't figure out all the mess. I've also read that installing the latest LIBAV packages isn't necessarily a work-around as they don't get recognized by the software in many cases.


            • #66
              It last only a few days...: