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    Phoronix: Firefox 76 Released With WebRender Improvements, Better Security

    Firefox 76.0 is out today as the newest feature release to Mozilla's web browser...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-76.0-Released

  • #2
    Any progress on support hardware video decoding on X?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by xpris View Post
      Any progress on support hardware video decoding on X?
      Don't worry, birdie is making use of his extensive knowledge in display servers to help implement this.

      The Wayland part is done and, since according to him X is superior, he'll show us the way - patches coming very soon.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by xpris View Post
        Any progress on support hardware video decoding on X?
        use brave browser, is working vaapi with h264

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        • #5
          I'm not even sure why video hardware acceleration has anything to do with the display server. I mean, sure, the display server has to present the result, but why does it care where and how the result comes from?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bug77 View Post
            I'm not even sure why video hardware acceleration has anything to do with the display server. I mean, sure, the display server has to present the result, but why does it care where and how the result comes from?
            nothing to do but some ppl here said there s impossible to make it working in X

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            • #7
              Originally posted by andre30correia View Post

              nothing to do but some ppl here said there s impossible to make it working in X
              It's about making use of dma-buf, which is more easily implemented on Wayland, apparently. (Not an expert at all.)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by higgslagrangian View Post

                It's about making use of dma-buf, which is more easily implemented on Wayland, apparently. (Not an expert at all.)
                it was not me. Chromium have vaapi video for some time using X but some ppl come and said that as escuse for firefox not making this working with X, if they won't to enable it with X is their problem not mine

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bug77 View Post
                  I'm not even sure why video hardware acceleration has anything to do with the display server. I mean, sure, the display server has to present the result, but why does it care where and how the result comes from?
                  hardware decoding under X is not impossible, but it is no use because the composing is not done by the display driver, so the decoded image has to be copied from the GPU back to X and then back to the GPU. To fix this, Firefox would need to change a lot of things. They had to change things to work with wayland anyway, and they designed it so that effective hardware decoding was relatively easy; more like a sideeffect. But they won't rewrite the X code just to enable hardware decoding. And "they" is largely people funded by RedHat, who are really clear that Wayland is the future. And now, with this, apparently the future is getting a lot closer. Now the linux desktop has a mainstream dpi-adapting hardware-decoding browser.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bug77 View Post
                    I'm not even sure why video hardware acceleration has anything to do with the display server. I mean, sure, the display server has to present the result, but why does it care where and how the result comes from?
                    Wayland serves as a "minimum requirement" label that you can found on lots of boxed software, while Xorg can even run with a very buggy GPU stack.

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