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    Phoronix: Chrome 94 Beta Released With WebCodecs API Promoted, WebGPU Origin Trial

    Google promoted Chrome 94 to beta status today with some exciting changes...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...Chrome-94-Beta

  • #2
    Is VAAPI support still WontFix? Yeah? No, thanks.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by evasb View Post
      Is VAAPI support still WontFix? Yeah? No, thanks.
      Came here to say this exact thing, the fact that ChromeOS has acceleration enabled by default and the rest of the Linux world doesn't even have it as an off-by-default option is ridiculous.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by evasb View Post
        Is VAAPI support still WontFix? Yeah? No, thanks.
        Any video accel would be fine for me, even the new Vulkan Video, considering that chromium already uses vulkan for backend now when enabled, I would settle for it.

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        • #5
          So... Is Chrome a feature of Emacs, or is Emacs a feature of Chrome?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by evasb View Post
            Is VAAPI support still WontFix? Yeah? No, thanks.

            One of the main reasons I use Firefox. It actually treats Linux (incl Wayland) as a first class platform despite the problems with the Mozilla organization. I tried to contribute to Chromium, but the attitude of the Chrome devs really put me off. The other big thing was the way Chrome keeps swallowing up other projects and maintaining non-upstreamed forks, I use Gentoo so I really want to be using system libraries.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by s_j_newbury View Post
              I tried to contribute to Chromium, but the attitude of the Chrome devs really put me off.
              Yeah, the bigger the project the harder/off-putting it is to contribute.

              When Linux fans portray open source they depict it as if you just write some source code, hit enter and happy maintainers drop their current work, turn to you and help you so that it quickly gets merged upstream.

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              • #8
                I tried to install Chrome, even made it to the Origin Trial download page, but I died of dysentery.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
                  I tried to install Chrome, even made it to the Origin Trial download page, but I died of dysentery.
                  *chuckle* And now, for the semi-serious response to the joke post:

                  Code:
                  [FONT=monospace][COLOR=#000000]flatpak install flathub com.github.Eloston.UngoogledChromium com.github.tchx84.Flatseal[/COLOR][/FONT]

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by evasb View Post
                    Is VAAPI support still WontFix? Yeah? No, thanks.
                    Not necessarily. Since Chrome 91 there are a few flags you'll have to set to get hardware decoding (mostly not in the flags page). If they haven't already broken that, you can get hardware accelerated video decoding. No idea about encoding.
                    Tested that on Debian 11 on an AMD chip, but no idea which APIs are supported.

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