Description of problem:
el7 has a quite recent mesa version but the vdpau drivers are not built.
Any particular reason for this?
Looking at the .spec file it appears that "with_vdpau" can be set to "1", and that the r300 drivers can be included:
It would be great to have hardware accelerated video playback for software that supports vdpau.
It isn't a major problem to enable these drivers.
I built mesa with the above changes with the following card:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] (rev a2)
I installed the firmware and enabled reclocking according to:
the audio was a bit "stuttery" playing hidef h264.
I tried reclocking with:
nouveau.pstate=1 and trying a few values in:
with no improvements (mplayer, kodi, mythtv)
As a comparison, using the 340.96 nvidia driver has smooth playback.
I don't know the likelihood of this improving on el7, but am reporting the results regardless.
I guess it would be interesting to try this hardware on fedora to see if the situation improved...
mesa vdpau drivers are part of mesa-vdpau-drivers rpm:
rpm -ql mesa-vdpau-drivers
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.