[mythtv-users] nouveau vdpau

Bob mythtv at cox.net
Wed Jul 11 03:37:05 UTC 2018

On 06/28/2018 09:09 AM, Greg Oliver wrote:
> Anyone here running the nouveau driver for vdpau.  Supposedly the 
> firmware blob you extract from the proprietary blob gets native vdpau 
> support into the nouveau driver.
> Just wondering the success rate and quality - I have a feature set D and 
> am tempted to try it out to save time when upgrading my OS..

I tried this with Debian 9 (I think, if not maybe Debian 8) and it 
wasn't as stable as I had hoped. Sorry I don't recall more details than 
that, but I remember thinking the proprietary driver worked better at 
the time.

Currently my CPU is strong enough to do the decoding. I believe the 
project has plans to create open-source firmware to replace the blob and 
maybe then it will work well.

I am routing for noveau with vdpau as it will be better supported and 
for longer than the proprietary alternative.


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