Comment 0 for bug 1424201

The chromium team has done a great job to totally disabl hardware decoding on Linux.

Even ignoring the GPU blacklist does not enable GPU decoding.

How ever the patch is quite simple and it's already working using this PPA ( using libVA ) :

https://launchpad.net/~saiarcot895/+archive/ubuntu/chromium-dev

the corresponding patch is here :

http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~saiarcot895/chromium-browser/chromium-browser.trusty.beta/view/head:/debian/patches/enable_vaapi_on_linux.diff

that would be great if we could have this patch indefault Ubuntu chromium build, this situation is really sad right now, google use linux to make chromeOS so chromebook are really good at playing videos but GNU/Linux chromium is slow at doing it.