Comment 16 for bug 1424201


I was surprised to see that GStreamer is no longer needed for video playback and that only FFmpeg/Libav is needed now:

Which is very nice.

But I have a question:

There's a bug regarding hardware accelerated video playback with GStreamer, see:

So, I was hoping that Firefox would support fully hardware accelerated video playback now that GStreamer is no longer required and went ahead and installed the latest Firefox Nightly 44.0a1 on Ubuntu 15.04 to test it.

Video playback indeed was working without GStreamer, but the video playback still didn't seem to be fully hardware accelerated ;(.

Why is that?

Why is the video playback on Linux still not fully hardware accelerated :(?