Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1462493
Add patch for VAAPI support
Last modified: 2018-03-20 08:53:22 EDT
Chromium by default only enables VAAPI support on ChromeOS even though it is functional on desktop Linux and can be enabled with a patch.
The value of enabling VAAPI support is better battery life on mobile devices and smoother playback on low end devices.
Chromium patch: https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/tree/vaapi_patch_r2.patch?h=chromium-vaapi
Upstream bug: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=463440
That's a pretty big patch that upstream doesn't want to take. Is it really worth the hassle?
It might be large but it shouldn't be overly complex, it is just changing `if chromeos` to `if chromeos or linux` basically.
Anyway upstream seems to be making progress on getting this merged: https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/c/532294
I think the best plan of action is to wait for this to merge upstream.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 27 development cycle.
Changing version to '27'.