VA-API not available to VLC .deb (flatpak works) in 24.04

Bug #2068789 reported by Tim Richardson
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Bug Description

I have hardware decoding working with mpv, evidence is nvtop. Hardware is AMD 7840U igpu.
test file is a vp9 encoding.

vlc .deb does not show VA-API as a decoding option

However, the flatpak package works.
The snap package does not work.

Ubuntu 24.04

This was reported by another user here https://www.reddit.com/r/Ubuntu/comments/1d8m8lj/comment/l7ix1oo/?context=3 and I confirm it.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 24.04
Package: vlc 3.0.20-3build6
Uname: Linux 6.9.3-060903-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.28.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: pass
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Sat Jun 8 13:45:29 2024
InstallationDate: Installed on 2024-01-07 (153 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu Legacy 23.10 "Mantic Minotaur" - Release amd64 (20231010)
SourcePackage: vlc
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to noble on 2024-04-11 (57 days ago)

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Tim Richardson (tim-richardson) wrote :
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