NVIDIA-VAAPI-Driver 0.0.7 Released For Enjoying VA-API With NVIDIA's Proprietary Driver

Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 14 October 2022 at 05:09 AM EDT. 4 Comments
The NVIDIA-VAAPI-Driver is the open-source, community-developed Video Acceleration API (VA-API) implementation that is built to make use of NVIDIA's NVDEC interface exposed by their proprietary Linux graphics driver stack. In turn this VA-API implementation is notable since it allows for NVIDIA GPU video acceleration with Firefox that targets VA-API but not the NVIDIA interfaces.

NVIDIA-VAAPI-Driver 0.0.7 was released yesterday with the latest fixes for this open-source project. There is updates to the Meson build system and a few fixes in general for this open-source driver.

If you are using a NVIDIA GPU with the proprietary Linux driver but wanting to enjoy Firefox video acceleration or any other VA-API-only software, see the GitHub project site for this useful open-source community effort.
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