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==Supported hardware==
 
==Supported hardware==
  
*[[NVIDIA]] GeForce 8 series and newer cards are supported by the proprietary {{pkg|nvidia-utils}} package, available in the [[official repositories]].
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'''Open source drivers:'''
  
*[[Intel Graphics|Intel]] GMA 4500 series and newer GPUs are supported by {{pkg|libvdpau-va-gl}} package (available in the [[AUR]]) together with the open source {{pkg|libva-intel-driver}}.
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*[[ATI|AMD]] Radeon 9500 and newer GPUs are supported by the {{pkg|ati-dri}} package, available in the [[official repositories]].
  
*[[ATI|AMD]] Radeon 9500 and newer GPUs are supported by the open source {{pkg|ati-dri}} package, available in the [[official repositories]].
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*[[Intel Graphics|Intel]] GMA 4500 series and newer GPUs are supported by the {{AUR|libvdpau-va-gl}} package (available in the [[AUR]]) together with the {{pkg|libva-intel-driver}}.
  
*[[AMD Catalyst|AMD]] Radeon HD 4000 series and newer GPUs are also supported by {{pkg|libvdpau-va-gl}} package (available in the [[AUR]]) together with the {{AUR|xvba-video-open}} package. It uses the proprietary {{AUR|catalyst-utils}} driver for Radeon HD 5000 series and newer, and {{AUR|catalyst-legacy-utils}} for Radeon HD 4000 series.
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*[[Nouveau|NVIDIA]] GeForce 400 series and newer GPUs are supported by the {{pkg|nouveau-dri}} package, available in the [[official repositories]]. It uses the {{AUR|nouveau-fw}} package, which contains the required firmware to operate that is presently extracted from the NVIDIA binary driver.
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'''Proprietary drivers:'''
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*[[AMD Catalyst|AMD]] Radeon HD 4000 series and newer GPUs are supported by the {{pkg|libvdpau-va-gl}} package (available in the [[AUR]]) together with the {{AUR|xvba-video-open}} package. It uses the {{AUR|catalyst-utils}} driver for Radeon HD 5000 series and newer, and {{AUR|catalyst-legacy-utils}} for Radeon HD 4000 series.
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*[[NVIDIA]] GeForce 8 series and newer GPUs are supported by the {{pkg|nvidia-utils}} package, available in the [[official repositories]].
  
 
===Supported formats===
 
===Supported formats===
 
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!  
 
!  
! {{pkg|nvidia-utils}}
 
! {{AUR|libvdpau-va-gl}} with {{pkg|libva-intel-driver}}
 
 
! {{pkg|ati-dri}}
 
! {{pkg|ati-dri}}
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! {{AUR|libvdpau-va-gl}} with {{pkg|libva-intel-driver}}
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! {{pkg|nouveau-dri}}
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! {{pkg|nvidia-utils}}
 
! {{AUR|libvdpau-va-gl}} with {{AUR|xvba-video-open}}
 
! {{AUR|libvdpau-va-gl}} with {{AUR|xvba-video-open}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| MPEG2 decoding
 
| MPEG2 decoding
| Nvidia GeForce 8 and newer
 
| Intel GMA 4500 and newer
 
 
| AMD Radeon 9500 and newer
 
| AMD Radeon 9500 and newer
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| Intel GMA 4500 and newer
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| Nvidia GeForce 400 and newer
 
| AMD Radeon HD 4000 and newer
 
| AMD Radeon HD 4000 and newer
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| Nvidia GeForce 8 and newer
 
|-
 
|-
 
| MPEG4 decoding
 
| MPEG4 decoding
| Nvidia GeForce 200 and newer
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| AMD Radeon HD 6000 and newer
| -
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| -
 
| -
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| Nvidia GeForce 400 and newer
 
| AMD Radeon HD 6000 and newer
 
| AMD Radeon HD 6000 and newer
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| Nvidia GeForce 200 and newer
 
|-
 
|-
 
| H264 decoding
 
| H264 decoding
| Nvidia GeForce 8 and newer
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| AMD Radeon HD 4000 and newer
 
| Intel GMA 4500<sup>1</sup>, Ironlake Graphics and newer
 
| Intel GMA 4500<sup>1</sup>, Ironlake Graphics and newer
| -
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| Nvidia GeForce 400 and newer
 
| AMD Radeon HD 4000 and newer
 
| AMD Radeon HD 4000 and newer
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| Nvidia GeForce 8 and newer
 
|-
 
|-
 
| VC1 decoding
 
| VC1 decoding
| Nvidia GeForce 8 and newer
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| AMD Radeon HD 4000 and newer
 
| Intel Sandy Bridge Graphics and newer
 
| Intel Sandy Bridge Graphics and newer
| -
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| Nvidia GeForce 400 and newer
 
| AMD Radeon HD 4000 and newer
 
| AMD Radeon HD 4000 and newer
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| Nvidia GeForce 8 and newer
 
|}
 
|}
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<sup>1</sup>Supported by the libva-driver-intel-g45-h264 package. See [[Intel_Graphics#H.264_decoding_on_GMA_4500|H.264 decoding on GMA 4500]] for instructions and caveats.
 
<sup>1</sup>Supported by the libva-driver-intel-g45-h264 package. See [[Intel_Graphics#H.264_decoding_on_GMA_4500|H.264 decoding on GMA 4500]] for instructions and caveats.
  

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Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix is an open source library and API to offload portions of the video decoding process and video post-processing to the GPU video-hardware.

Supported hardware

Open source drivers:

  • NVIDIA GeForce 400 series and newer GPUs are supported by the nouveau-dri package, available in the official repositories. It uses the nouveau-fwAUR package, which contains the required firmware to operate that is presently extracted from the NVIDIA binary driver.

Proprietary drivers:

Supported formats

ati-dri libvdpau-va-glAUR with libva-intel-driver nouveau-dri nvidia-utils libvdpau-va-glAUR with xvba-video-openAUR
MPEG2 decoding AMD Radeon 9500 and newer Intel GMA 4500 and newer Nvidia GeForce 400 and newer AMD Radeon HD 4000 and newer Nvidia GeForce 8 and newer
MPEG4 decoding AMD Radeon HD 6000 and newer - Nvidia GeForce 400 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 400 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 400 and newer AMD Radeon HD 4000 and newer Nvidia GeForce 8 and newer

1Supported by the libva-driver-intel-g45-h264 package. See H.264 decoding on GMA 4500 for instructions and caveats.

Configuration

The libvdpau-va-glAUR driver (for Intel Graphics or AMD Catalyst) needs to be enabled manually. To enable it, create the following file:

/etc/profile.d/vdpau_vaapi.sh
#!/bin/sh
export VDPAU_DRIVER=va_gl

make it executable:

# chmod +x /etc/profile.d/vdpau_vaapi.sh

and reboot or relogin.

In order to check what features are supported by your GPU, run the following command, which provided by the vdpauinfoAUR package:

$ vdpauinfo

Supported software

Adobe Flash Player

In order to enable hardware based video decoding, add the following line to the /etc/adobe/mms.cfg file:

EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1

MPlayer

Install mplayer or mplayer2 package, available in the official repositories.

$ mplayer -vo vdpau, -vc ffmpeg12vdpau,ffwmv3vdpau,ffvc1vdpau,ffh264vdpau,ffodivxvdpau, foobar.mpeg
  • -vo - Select vdpau video output driver
  • -vc - Select vdpau video codecs

MPlayer based players:

  • gnome-mplayer: to enable hardware acceleration: Edit -> Preferences -> Player, then set Video Output to "vdpau".
  • smplayer: to enable hardware acceleration: Options -> Preferences -> General -> Video, then set Output driver to "vdpau".

VLC media player

Install vlc package, available in the official repositories.

To enable hardware acceleration: Tools -> Preferences -> Input & Codecs, then check "Use GPU accelerated decoding".