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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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Vainfo error message with Intel Elkhart lake platform

Chipset is Intel Elkhart lake Ubuntu OS version : 20.04 desktop amd64-intel-iot.iso Kernel version : 5.13.0.1017-intel I had done sudo apt-get update / apt upgrade to make sure my OS base is up to ...
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AMDGPU VA-API fails on firefox due to libLLVM-13.so

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS x11, the kernel version is 5.13.0-39-generic #44~20.04.1-Ubuntu. I installed firefox and turned VA-API on, but I notice error outputs like libva info: VA-API version 1.8.0 ...
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Chrome in Ubuntu 21.10 only achieves video acceleration with VP9, not with H.264, resulting in higher CPU usage

I'm checking with the developers tools, and with VP9 on youtube, I get Vpx decode, but with H264, I get FFMpeg only. I'm launching with the flags: --ignore-gpu-blocklist --use-gl=desktop --enable-...
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VA-API support in Firefox Snap

In 21.04, I was able to successfully enable VA-API support for Firefox for hardware video acceleration using my amdgpu on Wayland. Mainly, following steps from https://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/...
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Can't get nouveau to work with VA_API for video acceleration on firefox? Only can get CPU drivers to work with firefox

Edit2: Sorry, running Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS, and HWE stack. I get the same error with the GA Stack. _ I've been trying to get nouveau to work so that I can use my Nvidia P500 for hardware acceleration ...
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VLC Hardware Decoding not working in Wayland but working fine in Xorg

I am trying to get hardware decoding for video in VLC in Wayland. vainfo in Xorg and Wayland is identical for me: When I run VLC in Xorg, hardware decoding works fine: However in Wayland, it doesn't ...
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Ubuntu 20.10: Firefox 82+, Intel HD 500, Vaapi hardware acceleration

My hardware: Intel® Celeron(R) CPU J3455 @ 1.50GHz × 4 Mesa Intel® HD Graphics 500 (APL 2) 7,4 GiB RAM Ubuntu 20.10 64-bit, X11 According to several articles on the internet, Firefox v81 / 82 ...
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How to get chromium with vaapi on ubuntu 20.10?

is there any way to get chromium with vaapi on ubuntu 20.10?? I've tried snap version from candidate/vaapi channel and it does not work now but it worked about a month or so ago. gpu: intel hd 620
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Trouble with hardware encoding on OBS on Bay Trail

I've been having trouble for a while with OBS (repository, Flatpak, and Snap versions); only software H.264 encoding is exposed. vainfo shows the following info: libva info: VA-API version 1.7.0 libva ...
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How to activate hardware accelerated video decoding. VA-API in Chromium-based browser

I am currently trying to run Stadia 4K gameplay in Ubuntu 20.04, which demands VP9 hardware accelerated decoding. So far, I've tried both Brave and Chromium with hardware acceleration enabled, and I ...
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libva info: va_openDriver() returns -1

I'd like to utilize my old netbook with the help of Kubuntu 20.04 to watch YouTube and write essays through "Google Documents." After the Kubuntu installation, I tried to install chromium by using ...
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How to enable VA-API in VLC in Ubuntu 16.04

I have Ubuntu 16.04. I can't enable VA-API in VLC (the VA-API output is not present among the one I can choose, only VDPAU, OpenGL GLX, X11, XCB, framebuffer, etc.). I have an Intel i5-4200M CPU, ...
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GStreamer won't show video

I'm using a Lenovo Thinkpad P1. I installed Ubuntu 18.04 but had problems with stability and supporting an external monitor so I upgraded to 19.04. This seems to work well but now I'm trying to use ...
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libva won't update?

I am using 16.04, specifically GalliumOS on a chromebook. I'm trying to upgrade my version of libva from the current 1.7 to a newer 2.0+ I've tried installing from source (which it said compiled ...
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VAAPI version 1 on 18.04

Is there any way to get VAAPI v1.7.0 working in a Kubuntu 18.04 environment? An application I use specifically requires 1.7 as 2 has a different library version. I've tried installing packages from ...
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installing libva and intel-vaapi-driver

I downloaded libva 2.1 and intel-vaapi-driver 2.1 I compiled and "make install" and the libs were installed in /usr/local/lib and /usr/local/lib/dri. But when I run "vainfo", it shows the old version ...
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gstreamer1.0-vaapi can't find driver

On Ubuntu 16.04.3 Server when I try to launch video in Qt Quick based graphical application (eglfs backend (EGL full screen)) the video begin to twitch (became choppy, jerky, don't know right word). ...
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How to enable GPUVideoDecode (hardware acceleration) with Chromium on Xubuntu 17.10?

I'm trying to make the Hardware Video Decode works on an Intel NUC7i3 (with Intel HD Graphics 620). My goal is being able to play smoothly 4K H.264 videos in the browser. Here is a summary of my ...
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Install newer version of gstreamer on Ubuntu

i have Ubuntu 16.04 with kernel 4.4.0-104-generic. And i have gstreamer1.0 version 1.8.3. how can i install gstreamer version 1.9.x on my Ubuntu version? because i need to use GStreamer/gstreamer-...
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Another VAAPI question in 17.10

From 16.04 up to now I have toyed around with VAAPI solutions, but a lot of them are focused on AMD/Nvidia. I have just a simple Intel processor and GPU, i3-6100u... And so I would like to ask a list ...
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Video Acceleration (VAAPI) broken after upgrading to Ubuntu 17.10 Artful

I've been using video acceleration (VAAPI) on Ubuntu with my Intel 3D card for several years now, with the drivers (i965) from Oibaf PPA. Yesterday I upgraded to Artful, added the Oibaf PPA again, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 VA-API problem with iGPU / ESXI passthrough

I have a ESXi box running Ubuntu 16.04 guest. It is i5-5300U (so all technologies to enable Intel GPU PCI passthrough). I installed vainfo + i965-va-driver and all the dependancies and vainfo fails: ...
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How can I be sure that video hardware decoding is happening?

I have a skylake CPU that can do hardware decoding of many codecs except 10bit H265. I have a lot of videos that have been encoded in 8bit H265. Playing those videos in windows shows no CPU usage at ...
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VAAPI and multiple video cards

I recently got a new (actually, a second-hand, but new to me) Inspiron 5548 with an Intel Core i7-5500U that also has an AMD Radeon R7 M260/M265 card. Everything works fine with my Ubuntu 17.04 (pre-...
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VAAPI on broxton GPU

I'm trying to get vaapi acceleration working on Ubuntu 16.10 for the Celeron J3455. I installed the drivers but when I run vainfo i get this error: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ vainfo libva info: VA-API version ...
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Firefox Gstreamer vaapi

I have a laptop with not much CPU power, so I want that Firefox and Gstreamer (and maybe Rhythmbox) uses the VAAPI on my Ubuntu 15.10. vainfo gives me already the following output, so the vaapi driver ...
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What Psensor data can you read from an intel gpu?

On a nvidia gpu with the recommended drivers you can see the folowing values in psensor: gpu temp gpu utilization gpu mem utilization gpu video decoder utilization But I would like to know what ...
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How do I know whether hardware acceleration is working on VLC?

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 and I've installed packages related to vaapi shown on this link How do I enable hardware accelerated video in VLC with Intel HD 4000 GPU? I've tried playing a 1080p vid (H264-MPEG-...
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Intel vaapi : can't play mkv with vlc

I can find why I can't play any mkv file with vlc, it seems there is a drawing error, is there a workaround or something ? I have optimus (intel+nvidia) and i'm using bumblebee with last nvidia driver ...
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firefox vaapi acceleration

How can I enable html5 hw acceleration in firefox 38 ? (running on ubuntu 15.04) with vaapi via gstreamer1.0-vaapi (installed). I have intel hd 4600.
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How to enable hardware acceleration of video decoding in mplayer with Intel HD3000 on Vivid?

There used to be a vaapi build of mplayer but it doesn't seem to be maintained any more and doesn't work in Vivid. Default mplayer2 build from the repo uses 40% of CPU during 720p playback. Same as ...
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MPlayer-vaapi shows artifacts while playing H264 stream

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Surface pro 3 and I have installed i965-va-driver and libva-intel-vaapi-driver to take advantage of vaapi driver for video acceleration decoding. Then I have ...
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Proper installation of gstreamer1.0-vaapi

Okey guys here is my problem for the past few weeks Iam trying to use vaapi.I have intel i5 processor (Wayland) which supports vaapi but for some strange reason I can't make it working also I run 14....
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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 30-...
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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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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 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/...
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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 how to ...
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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?
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