Vaapi is the open-source library and API specification for accelerating video by means of the GPU. It was originally introduced by Intel, but the API is not solely limited to Intel hardware.

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How can I switch on vertical synchronization after Wayland update?

I have a laptop with an integrated Intel VGA, and with a discrete nVidia VGA. After installing Intel's Wayland update the vertical synchronization has been switched off system wide. How can I switch ...
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Vaapi not working in Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Dell Vostro 1014 having GMA 4500 mhd. I have installed vaapi driver but it shows that it supports Mpeg2 acceleration only. Actually I want to use it for playing full HD video that takes ...
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How do I fix this VAAPI error with an Intel Card?

How do I fix the error shown below: The output of vainfo: libva: VA-API version 0.32.0 libva: User requested driver 'i965' libva: Trying to open /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/i965_drv_video.so ...
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VAAPI and AMD\Intel hybrid video

I have AMD\Intel hybrid video cards, Ubuntu 12.10, Catalyst 13.2b7. VAAPI uses only the Intel drivers, I don't know why. And I can't use hardware acceleration when hybrid graphics is on. I have the ...
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Problem installing vaapi

I'm following a wiki on how to make Smplayer use the GPU in the netbook integrated graphics chipset, but I'm stuck at one of the first steps, installing VAAPI. I installed libva1 and vainfo by using ...
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Why does LIBVA return an error while trying to init Intel GM965 driver?

Ubuntu 12.04 amd64, Intel 965GM chipset. Here is the result of vainfo command: libva: VA-API version 0.32.0 libva: va_getDriverName() returns 0 libva: Trying to open ...
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How to correctly enable/test VA-API on Intel Sandy Bridge?

I would like to know which package I have to install and how to test that is working fine? I know there are many question similar but no one is complete and clear to me
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How do I enable hardware accelerated video in VLC with Intel HD 4000 GPU?

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell Latitude E5530, and I am unable to get hardware accelerated video decoding running in VLC player. I've ticked the hardware acceleration option in the settings of ...
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How can I get APT to ignore unmet dependencies?

My apt-get is currently complaining about unmet dependencies (and refuses to do anything until I fix them): Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Command line flag for mplayer to use hardware acceleration?

I can make VLC use hardware decoding with vlc --ffmpeg-hw video.mkv Is there an equivalent flag for mplayer?
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How do I get VA-API and XVBA to work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I enable hardware acceleration for an ATI Radeon HD? I have a Radeon HD 6310 in a mini-ITX motherboard that I am trying to use for a HTPC. I need to figure out ...
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Problem installing libva (VAAPI), vainfo fails

I'm following a wiki on how to make VLC use the GPU in the Core i3 integrated graphics chipset, but I'm stuck at one of the first steps, installing VAAPI. I installed libva1 and vainfo by using "sudo ...
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Using VAAPI to play 1080p videos?

How can I use VAAPI to play 1080p videos with hardware acceleration in Ubuntu?