VDPAU/XvMC r600/nouveau drivers
In the current mesa packages I merge the pipe-video branch to provide VDPAU and XvMC video acceleration drivers. Currently supported:
XvMC: r600 and nouveau
VA API r600 driver can also be built, but it is disabled since it's not supported by developers.
To test it enable this PPA and update all the packages included (see the first post of this thread for more details), then also install the libg3dvl-mesa package:
To test the r600 VDPAU driver with mplayer use:
sudo apt-get install libg3dvl-mesa
To test the XvMC r600/nouveau drivers edit the file /etc/X11/XvMCConfig and insert:
VDPAU_DRIVER=r600 mplayer -vo vdpau yourvideofile
and restart the X server. Then to test it with mplayer:
If you get any crashes you can install the debug symbols with:
mplayer -vo xvmc yourvideofile
Note1: thanks to Christian König and Bryan Cain for the feedback about this.
sudo apt-get install libg3dvl-mesa-dbg
Note2: I moved the nouveau dri gallium driver from the experimental to the standard package and it is installed by default now.
Note3: I don't own a r600 or nouveau compatible card so I couldn't test it (especially the XvMC drivers). If it doesn't work let me know and I'll try to fix the package. I can't reply before monday anyway.
Note4: I'd like to add these instructions to the first post but Phoronix disabled editing posts some time ago :mad:.
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