[needs-packaging] mplayer-vaapi

Bug #517467 reported by Roman Polach on 2010-02-05
This bug affects 32 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Declined for Lucid by Sebastien Bacher

Bug Description

is a branch of mplayer with support for VA-API.
For newer ATI cards and Intel ATOM it utilizes hardware acceleration
of H.264, WMV3/VC1, MPEG2 and MPEG4 playback.

tags: added: needs-packaging
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

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This bug is tagged needs-packaging which identifies it as a request for a new package in Ubuntu. As a part of the managing needs-packaging bug reports specification, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Specs/NeedsPackagingBugs, all needs-packaging bug reports have Wishlist importance. Subsequently, I'm setting this bug's status to Wishlist.

Changed in ubuntu:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Ilya Konyakhin (ilyakon) wrote :

Here I found a compiled mplayer-vaapi. It had been assembled from this source:
After install all work out of box on Intel GMA500.

Tony T (tonytovar) wrote :

There's an up-to-date version of VLC with VA-API in the Ubuntu 10.10 repositories. Is Mplayer less important? (Honestly, its support seems less organized than VLC.)

Kanstantsin Sudzilouski (kos32) wrote :

Tony, I did not know that. Thanks, I will try to upgrate to VLC 1.1.x.

Mike (mike-fdb) wrote :

mplayer is my favorite media player, and having vaapi support out-of-box would be great
BTW, there was recent update (15 Nov 2010) of mplayer-vaapi on Splitted-Desktop:

monshin (rumirand) wrote :

I would like to have this on ubuntu. I've tried to get it working with no success.

I don't understand why there is no mplayer-vaapi in any ppa (despite the one in the nvidia cutting edge ppa, which doesn't work for maverick upwards...) :-(

Ilya Konyakhin (ilyakon) wrote :

2Tito Torrisi
You can check this:

Works perfectly with my Intel GMA500.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed

On Do, Jan 12, 2012 at 17:00:25 (CET), Hendy Irawan wrote:

> Interested people can check these out:
> - https://launchpad.net/~ed10vi86/+archive/video
> - https://launchpad.net/~motumedia/+archive/mplayer-daily

neither of the archives above ships mplayer-vaapi, which this bug is about.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

Darxus (darxus) wrote :
Reinhard Tartler (siretart) wrote :

You link to a blog posting that explains how to compile mplayer-vaapi from source. It may or may not be a good starting point for the actual packaging, which this bug is about. Unfortunately, it seems nobody has started this yet.

On a personal note, I don't think yet having another copy of mplayer in the archive is a good idea. These changes should really go to the mplayer2 codebase proper.

> On a personal note, I don't think yet having another copy of mplayer in the archive is a good idea. These changes should really go to the mplayer2 codebase proper.
Agree. I hope VA-API support in mplayer2 will be available this year: http://devel.mplayer2.org/ticket/17

why dont we just pull these ones https://launchpad.net/~sander-vangrieken/+archive/vaapi
works nicely

madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

This bug's original description referred to newer ATI cards and Intel ATOM hardware. VA-API on ATI/AMD hardware is/was only available via XvBA. XvBA is buggy and was never widely adopted. However, UVD video decoding acceleration on ATI/AMD hardware is supported via VDPAU in the 3.10 kernel and later, provided that updated firmware is also installed. Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" is based on the 3.11 kernel and includes the updated firmware. Information on how to configure mplayer to always use VDPAU is available at http://askubuntu.com/questions/63682/how-do-i-configure-mplayer-to-always-use-vdpau

Probably no one need this anymore, since mpv is available in repository.

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