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H264 support - Google still giving finger to NVIDIA?
devnull commented on 23 May 2018 at 12:34 pm UTC

Noticed something odd, at least Chromium is not using hardware decode for video and hasn't for _years_. From chrome://gpu :

QuoteAccelerated video decode is unavailable on Linux: 137247
Disabled Features: accelerated_video_decode

The referenced bugid goes back to _2012_

QuoteIssue description
Currently there are no plans to do this, but if/when that changes, this bug will be updated to reflect that change of plans.

Appears Ubuntu ships their own patch to enable it.
patch

WTF?

Xpander commented on 23 May 2018 at 1:50 pm UTC

no issues here, vivaldi, opera and chrome only reporting this as disabled:

Native GpuMemoryBuffers have been disabled, either via about:flags or command line. Disabled Features: native_gpu_memory_buffers

devnull commented on 23 May 2018 at 2:23 pm UTC

native_gpu_memory_buffers is disabled too but I had some other graphic glitches with it. Strange thing is Chome's using the GPU for some rendering.

Edit: fwiw Vivaldi complains ...

QuoteNo suitable library for HTML5 MP4 (H.264/AAC) video and MP3 audio was
found, therefore only open codecs will play.

For assistance on how to enable proprietary media, visit:

https://help.vivaldi.com/article/html5-mp4-h-264aac-video-and-mp3-audio-support-under-linux/




Insanity. Which of course only has instructions for Ubuntu even thought they provide a fucking RPM. .. and why the hell does it install /etc/cron.daily/vivaldi LUL. Using google's backdoor tricks. Further lunacy to this is the manual build instructions pull ffmpeg from Chromium anyway. HAHAHAHA..

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