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  • Firefox Is Seeing Work On Wayland VA-API Video Acceleration

    Phoronix: Firefox Is Seeing Work On Wayland VA-API Video Acceleration

    Some exciting news this week for Firefox users running on Wayland.....

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...VA-API-Patches

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    Awesome!

    Time for the benefits of moving to Wayland to finally start appearing.

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    • #3
      Pretty cool effort. I hope this will work out on AMD GPUs, too, because I use a lot of those at work and home, but VA-API sounds like the right idea.

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      • #4
        Chromium should take notice, although some distributions ship their build with VA-API patches already. Hardware video acceleration is a big deal, especially on laptops.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Britoid View Post
          Awesome!

          Time for the benefits of moving to Wayland to finally start appearing.
          Wtf? It's been more than a decade already... Talk about too little too late....

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          • #6
            Any technical reason because it is wayland only and not x11?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hibbelharry View Post
              Pretty cool effort. I hope this will work out on AMD GPUs, too, because I use a lot of those at work and home, but VA-API sounds like the right idea.
              It probably won't work right if they don't actually test it on AMD hardware during development. Sorry. This whole wayland thing is looking like a dystopian fanboy dream...

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              • #8
                What should I think? Firefox isn't a free web browser (anymore or since the flash plugin was killed)?
                Every good video player use the GPU video acceleration (what!, those using the gst shit doesn't?) with very very low impact on resources since ever. And now, someone would pass this as a great new thing?
                Well, it's time for a completely new, independent web browser using a completely different engine.
                Opera (browser), why, why, whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by frank007 View Post
                  What should I think? Firefox isn't a free web browser (anymore or since the flash plugin was killed)?
                  Every good video player use the GPU video acceleration (what!, those using the gst shit doesn't?) with very very low impact on resources since ever. And now, someone would pass this as a great new thing?
                  Well, it's time for a completely new, independent web browser using a completely different engine.
                  Opera (browser), why, why, whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!
                  Sorry to ruin your daydream. Opera switched to Blink in 2013.
                  Since you don't like Firefox, well, welcome to a world of browsers controlled by Google.

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                  • #10
                    duby229 Wayland is just a simple protocol. G*O*E propaganda removed.
                    Last edited by tildearrow; 01-25-2020, 02:17 PM.

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