Package Details: chromium-vaapi 75.0.3770.90-3

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Package Base: chromium-vaapi
Description: Chromium with VA-API support to enable hardware acceleration
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Keywords: browser web
Licenses: BSD
Conflicts: chromium
Provides: chromium
Submitter: samcv
Maintainer: OneObsession (maximbaz)
Last Packager: maximbaz
Votes: 71
Popularity: 6.229244
First Submitted: 2016-07-09 09:44
Last Updated: 2019-06-18 11:51

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olive commented on 2017-08-15 06:33

I have tried the chromium-vaapi-bin and put a comment there; I assume this package is the same (I have not currently the gigantic amount of RAM needed to build it).

Do the people claiming that it works actually have checked that there is an actual decrease in CPU time needed to play the video. Can you have something comparable to standalone player or to chrome in Windows?

For me it claims that it works but does not improve CPU usage in any way. It may be the same for some (all?) people claiming that it works.

digitalone commented on 2017-08-12 09:15

It finally works on my HP 255 G5 with AMD E2-7110 Radeon R2 graphic card and ATI Radeon driver installed.

Here is the command line output:
libva info: VA-API version 0.40.0
libva info: va_getDriverName() returns 0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib/dri/
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_0_40
libva info: va_openDriver() returns 0
mesa: for the -simplifycfg-sink-common option: may only occur zero or one times!
[19710:19710:0812/] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process.
libva info: VA-API version 0.40.0
libva info: va_getDriverName() returns 0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib/dri/
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_0_40
libva info: va_openDriver() returns 0

"Hardware-accelerated video" and "Hardware-accelerated mjpeg decode for captured frame" options enabled in chrome://flags; "Video Decode: Hardware accelerated" is shown under chrome://gpu.
H264 enabled on Youtube through an extention and now all YouTube videos are hardware accellerated.

lwin commented on 2017-08-12 08:29


I receive the following error when executing "sudo pacman-key -r C3881D62":
==> ERROR: Remote key not fetched correctly from keyserver.

Which keyserver do I have to use?

Maybe you can edit your post that the command looks like "sudo pacman-key --recv-key C3881D62 --keyserver hkp://xxx" ?

buttcake commented on 2017-08-08 12:37

@maximbaz, on xf86-video-ati with libva-mesa-driver chromium-vaapi starts but will not display anything but then again I have an older video card so I guess I'll have to wait for that patch to mature a bit. Thanks for your effort.

maximbaz commented on 2017-08-06 23:49

For those keen on trying out a new patch (thanks @xsmile!), I've placed the compiled package here:

I haven't seen any difference so far on my laptop with Intel (it is equally good), but the new patch does work on the AMD laptop :) I'll be using this package over the following days to see if I can spot some bugs.

Give it a try and share your results. I think it makes sense to also share testing results on the code review thread ( ), hopefully that will increase developers' confidence and the patch will be faster merged in the official build.

xsmile commented on 2017-08-06 19:57

See This is based on version 10 of the official patch ( with minor changes to make it work with current stable versions of Chromium.

It adds two new options named 'Hardware-accelerated video' and 'Hardware-accelerated mjpeg decode for captured frame' you can enable at chrome://flags.

maximbaz commented on 2017-08-06 16:46

Does anyone have an adapted patch for chromium 60? I can build an alternative binary for everyone who wants to give it a try, and I also have a laptop with AMD where I could test that patch.

buttcake commented on 2017-08-06 16:26

The official patch also doesn't contain any intel specific code. This would allow chromium-vaapi to work with all video cards.

OneObsession commented on 2017-07-27 13:55

@xsmile interesting, i think i read something like this on phoronix. Still looks
very experimental though. I would like to see more feedback on this topic.

xsmile commented on 2017-07-27 12:15

Consider using the official commit to enable VAAPI. It works well with 60.0.3112.78 after adjusting the patch.