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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.


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:

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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