Bug 1462493 - Add patch for VAAPI support
Add patch for VAAPI support
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: chromium (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tom "spot" Callaway
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Reported: 2017-06-18 01:26 EDT by Patrick Griffis
Modified: 2018-03-20 08:53 EDT (History)
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Description Patrick Griffis 2017-06-18 01:26:48 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
Comment 1 Tom "spot" Callaway 2017-08-08 17:12:42 EDT
That's a pretty big patch that upstream doesn't want to take. Is it really worth the hassle?
Comment 2 Patrick Griffis 2017-08-08 18:57:49 EDT
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
Comment 3 Tom "spot" Callaway 2017-08-14 11:15:02 EDT
I think the best plan of action is to wait for this to merge upstream.
Comment 4 Jan Kurik 2017-08-15 02:25:20 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 27 development cycle.
Changing version to '27'.

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