I have a dual Intel 6th gen./AMD Radeon HD graphics, and I have recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I was prviously on Ubuntu 14.04, using Intel graphics driver in Ubuntu 16.04, installed from here:
Video acceleration worked just fine in VLC in 14.04. But, now I have several issues with video acceleration, including the inability to scale the video. So, I want to use graphics drivers provided by Intel, but unfortuanately there is no prebuilt packages for 16.04 in 01.org repositories. What should I do?
Another issue is that I no longer see propertiary drivers in "additional drivers" section of the "software and updates" utility. Is it because I am using newer kernels? Previously I could be able to see AMD propertiary drivers, and install it if I wanted, which I once did for testing, and then returned to Intel graphics.
PS: In the list provided here, I have a Gen6 Intel GPU. I have installed the 15.04 binaries, and this is the output from
$ vainfo libva info: VA-API version 0.39.0 libva info: va_getDriverName() returns 0 libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/i965_drv_video.so libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_0_39 libva info: va_openDriver() returns 0 vainfo: VA-API version: 0.39 (libva 1.7.0) vainfo: Driver version: Intel i965 driver for Intel(R) Sandybridge Mobile - 1.7.0 vainfo: Supported profile and entrypoints VAProfileMPEG2Simple : VAEntrypointVLD VAProfileMPEG2Main : VAEntrypointVLD VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline: VAEntrypointVLD VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline: VAEntrypointEncSlice VAProfileH264Main : VAEntrypointVLD VAProfileH264Main : VAEntrypointEncSlice VAProfileH264High : VAEntrypointVLD VAProfileH264High : VAEntrypointEncSlice VAProfileH264StereoHigh : VAEntrypointVLD VAProfileVC1Simple : VAEntrypointVLD VAProfileVC1Main : VAEntrypointVLD VAProfileVC1Advanced : VAEntrypointVLD VAProfileNone : VAEntrypointVideoProc
PS2: The problems with VAAPI support on Intel drivers seem to be widespread. For example, see these: