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In order to check what profiles (features) are supported by your GPU, run the following command, which is provided by the {{Pkg|libva}} package:
 
In order to check what profiles (features) are supported by your GPU, run the following command, which is provided by the {{Pkg|libva}} package:

Revision as of 10:28, 24 March 2014

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Video Acceleration API is a specification and open source library to provide hardware accelerated video decode/encode.

Supported hardware

Open source drivers:

Proprietary drivers:

Supported formats

libva-vdpau-driver with ati-dri libva-intel-driver libva-vdpau-driver with nouveau-dri libva-xvba-driverAUR libva-vdpau-driver with nvidia-utils
MPEG2 decoding AMD Radeon 9500 and newer Intel GMA 4500 and newer Nvidia GeForce 8 and newer AMD Radeon HD 4000 and newer Nvidia GeForce 8 and newer
MPEG4 decoding AMD Radeon HD 6000 and newer -- Nvidia GeForce 200 and newer AMD Radeon HD 6000 and newer Nvidia GeForce 200 and newer
H264 decoding AMD Radeon HD 4000 and newer Intel GMA 45001, Ironlake Graphics and newer Nvidia GeForce 8 and newer AMD Radeon HD 4000 and newer Nvidia GeForce 8 and newer
VC1 decoding AMD Radeon HD 4000 and newer Intel Sandy Bridge Graphics and newer Nvidia GeForce 8200, 8300, 8400, 9300, 200 and newer AMD Radeon HD 4000 and newer Nvidia GeForce 8 and newer
MPEG2 encoding -- Intel Ivy Bridge Graphics and newer -- -- --
H264 encoding -- Intel Sandy Bridge Graphics and newer -- -- --

1Supported by the libva-driver-intel-g45-h264AUR package. See H.264 decoding on GMA 4500 for instructions and caveats.

In order to check what profiles (features) are supported by your GPU, run the following command, which is provided by the libva package:

$ vainfo

VAEntrypointVLD means that your card is capable to decode this format, VAEntrypointEncSlice means that you can encode to this format.

Configuration

libva-vdpau-driver has to be enabled manually with an environment variable globally or locally per user.

export LIBVA_DRIVER_NAME=vdpau

Supported software

  • GStreamer based players - VA-API is used automatically, if supported format found.
See more at http://docs.gstreamer.com/display/GstSDK/Playback+tutorial+8%3A+Hardware-accelerated+video+decoding.