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[Bug 997370] Re: Totem does not use the va-api gstreamer backend


I'm tempted to close this one as fixed, since totem in vivid at least
does attempt to use vaapi.. just that it fails completely as shown in
bug 1416005

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  Totem does not use the va-api gstreamer backend

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Bug description:
  installing gstreamer -vaapi from ubuntu repos breaks thumbnail generation in nautilus
  furthermore acceleration does not work in totem - cpu usage is as high as with software rendering.

  mplayer-vaapi works perfectly on the same system.

  gst-launch-0.10 -v filesrc location=~/test.mkv ! matroskademux ! vaapidecode ! vaapisink
  makes it possible to use vaapi via commandline

  i did not find a way to use vaapi for mpeg4 part 2 video streams.

  and i wasnt able to find proper values for gstreamer-properties that
  fix thumbnails and acceleration in totem.

  id like to share debug information. just tell me what you need.

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