Package Details: chromium-vaapi-bin 63.0.3239.84-1

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Package Base: chromium-vaapi-bin
Description: Chromium compiled with VA-API support for Intel Graphics
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Licenses: BSD
Conflicts: chromium, chromium-vaapi
Provides: chromium
Submitter: maximbaz
Maintainer: maximbaz (OneObsession)
Last Packager: maximbaz
Votes: 12
Popularity: 2.414568
First Submitted: 2017-06-17 14:26
Last Updated: 2017-12-08 00:41

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maximbaz commented on 2017-08-16 19:24

**IMPORTANT**: We are using new VAAPI patch now. Enable new flags: "Hardware-accelerated video" and "Hardware-accelerated mjpeg decode for captured frame".


Please discuss this package in, there is a bigger audience watching the comments.

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bwat48 commented on 2017-12-10 00:26

thanks so much for this, can finally watch html5 videos without my laptop being a space heater :)

gothmog123 commented on 2017-12-07 18:02

well, 63 was just released but it's not included sadly

maximbaz commented on 2017-11-18 15:15

That is certainly the hope, we are using that exact patch that has promise to be merged in the official chromium [1] - you can star it to be notified of the updates. Unfortunately it was created back in June and since then nobody from Chromium team has given any feedback on it, so it is impossible to predict when it will become part of the official chromium.


gothmog123 commented on 2017-11-18 14:58

Is the official chromium package going to support the new patch soon, obsoleting this package? There was something about this on Phoronix. Chromium 63?

maximbaz commented on 2017-11-12 00:57

There is a new version of mesa, it was just released today, and the last comment in AUR/chromium-vappi suggests that everything works now with libva2 - have a look :)

gourdcaptain commented on 2017-11-12 00:24

Yeah, you need libva 2.0.0. Also, if you're using libva-mesa-driver, even on Arch that needs to be rebuilt against the new libva - I opened a bug report for that and rebuilt it myself to check.

arifcatalyst commented on 2017-11-12 00:23

Hardware acceleration stopped working after the new update. I am using Manjaro, do we need to have libva2 ?

maximbaz commented on 2017-11-10 23:47

62.0.3202.89-2 is the first version compiled against libva2 which has just came out in the official repositories. All future builds will be also done against libva2 only.

maximbaz commented on 2017-11-08 09:57

For experimental purposes, I have the latest version also compiled against libva2, you can download it at [1]. This fixes "random grey boxes" issue, but requires you to install "libva" and "libva-intel-driver" of version 2.0.0 (which is currently in testing). Feel free to test and give early feedback. I'll share my own feedback in [2].


bandit commented on 2017-10-02 19:28

I was getting distortion (random grey boxes) with hardware acceleration enabled. Note that this is an independent issue from chromium; playing with mpv was giving the same issue. I have a Pentium n3450 that has hardware support for vp9/h265. The real problem was, as alexlu pointed out, a bug in the linux kernel. Downgrading to 4.12.8 solved the problem. I am using the most up-to-date drivers for mesa (17.2.1-3) as well as libva-intel-driver (1.8.3-1) so I don't see any problems with these.

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