Package Details: chromium-vaapi 76.0.3809.132-1

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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: 83
Popularity: 5.866281
First Submitted: 2016-07-09 09:44
Last Updated: 2019-08-27 06:37

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maximbaz commented on 2019-07-18 13:19

This package is compiled with 'use_vaapi=true', but you need to pass --ignore-gpu-blacklist if you want to enable hardware video acceleration using VA-API.

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Foreigncon commented on 2019-04-25 15:33

@maximbaz Can you try with this patch please?

maximbaz commented on 2019-04-25 10:09

Actually, it seems I can't reproduce the "internal decoding error" error with iHD driver anymore, but the rest still holds - so VP9 is not working on both drivers, and H264 works well on both drivers.

maximbaz commented on 2019-04-24 21:12

Sadly the experience is still the same as in v73:

  • VP9 doesn't work with either i965 or iHD drivers
  • with h264ify i965 works great, playback starts with iHD too, but as soon as I try to fast-forward videos I break the player and see the following error in the console:
[3373:3373:0424/] Failed syncing surface VA error: internal decoding error
[171:253:0424/] MediaEvent: MEDIA_ERROR_LOG_ENTRY {"error":"VDA Error 4"}
[171:253:0424/] MediaEvent: MEDIA_ERROR_LOG_ENTRY {"error":"video decode error"}

Foreigncon commented on 2019-04-24 13:41

@maximbaz Please test and tell me if vaapi is working in the new version (74) or not.

maximbaz commented on 2019-03-21 10:45

Sadly new version doesn't solve the issue. Foreigncon, I'll try to look into it but not promising any results... If someone can reproduce VP9 issue and wants to help, please don't hesitate to try to help debugging this.

enihcam commented on 2019-03-21 04:32

73.0.3683.86 is released with one decoder fix.


Foreigncon commented on 2019-03-20 05:23

@maximbaz. Hmm. That make sense. Can you please try debugging with this ?

maximbaz commented on 2019-03-19 18:04

I might have some proof against this being a driver issue:

  1. VP9 decoding works if I downgrade to chromium 72
  2. I tried both drivers LIBVA_DRIVER_NAME=i965 chromium and LIBVA_DRIVER_NAME=iHD chromium, the behavior is exactly the same in both cases.

That Github issue I'm following :) because I want to switch to iHD driver, and that issue prevents you from fast-forwarding the videos, i.e. if you open a video, it plays fine, but as soon as you try to fast-forward, the video gets stuck.

But in chromium 73 the video doesn't even begin to play :(

Thanks for your insights!

Foreigncon commented on 2019-03-19 17:48

@maximbaz that means it's probably related to the driver. Also I found this issue.

Also the error log that you've mentioned is normal and is unrelated.

Without knowing how the vp9 videos are failing I won't be able to come up with a plan. :(

maximbaz commented on 2019-03-19 17:14

There's only one log entry in chrome://gpu, I'm not entirely sure it's related:

[13172:13172:0319/] : InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process.

And there are no errors in console if I start chromium from terminal :(