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Giving you another way to enjoy your games from various sources on Linux, the free and open source PlayStation 4 Remote Play client 'Chiaki' has a new major update.

It's an app we showed off before and the results were quite impressive. Now it should give you an even better experience overall with the 1.2.0 version released on April 26. The major new feature here is VA-API support, which should improve performance while reducing the strain on your CPU. On top of that a performance regression on Linux specifically between versions 1.0.2 to 1.0.3 should also be fixed with a new SDL 2 build.

In typical console style, when I first went to try this today I was greeted by this being unable to do anything.

Plus there's also new settings for keyboard mappings, mouse click support for Touchpad Button in the UI and a wakeup command. Oh, 1.2.0 of Chiaki also adds support for FreeBSD and OpenBSD too.

While the VA-API support is currently done for Intel/AMD, it should be getting hooked up with VDPAU for NVIDIA too as they mentioned to me on GitHub.

Want to try it out? Check out Chiaki on GitHub.

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Quoting: lelorrainI don't have a PS4, and will never have one (I think!) Now if I ever had one, I don't see why I would like to use it through a PC, either with Windows or Linux or another O/S!
In general you wouldn't. The reason I set it up is because the PS4 is in a room we use for guests when they visit. Chiaki allows me to still play it if I want to. (I generally don't but it's a nice option to have.)
Cybolic 30 Apr
Quoting: lelorrainI don't have a PS4, and will never have one (I think!) Now if I ever had one, I don't see why I would like to use it through a PC, either with Windows or Linux or another O/S!
I don't have a PS4 either, but I have a PS2 and a Wii U and if I could connect those to my PC I might actually start using them again. For me, the reason I don't use them is that they are hooked to the TV, which doesn't look as good as my monitor, is not in the same room as my PC and is usually occupied by my GF watching TV (on the TV?! I know, I don't get it either :P)
In other words, I definitely get the appeal here!
DrDickGind 25 Jul
Works pretty fine here on a PS4 PRO with 1080p60fps, im glad to run a 6.72 one ;)
You can even set the bitrate you want to receive. Input latency is ok, around 100ms i would guess, but i am testing only with wlan right now.

Can wait for vaapi support for nvidia
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