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= VA-API 1.0.0 =
 
= VA-API 1.0.0 =
  
 
== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
This change is about upgrading {{package|libva}} and others to version 2.0. This change affects several video players as there are both API and ABI changes.
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This change is about upgrading {{package|libva}} and others to version 2.x. This change affects several multimedia players as there are both API and ABI changes.
 
This will allow some VA-API backends to be updated, improving support for recent hardware.
 
This will allow some VA-API backends to be updated, improving support for recent hardware.
  
 
== Owner ==
 
== Owner ==
 
* Name: [[User:kwizart| Nicolas Chauvet]]
 
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* Email: kwizart@fedoraproject.org
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* Email: kwizart - at - fedoraproject.org
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* Release notes ticket: [https://pagure.io/fedora-docs/release-notes/issue/113 #113]
 
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* Product: Spins / Workstation
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* Responsible WG: Desktop
  
 
== Current status ==
 
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* Tracker bug: [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1547062 #1547062]
  
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
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Updating to VA-API 1.0.0 will allow to fix and clean-up issues with the API as sum-up in this upstream topic [https://github.com/intel/libva/issues/72 VA-API 1.0.0]:
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*  fix errors in API/data structure definition, e.g. [https://github.com/intel/libva/issues/32 01org#32]
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*  add new features, e.g. [https://github.com/intel/libva/issues/69 01org#69],
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*  deprecate some useless API/data structures, e.g. libva-tpi, libva-egl.
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* provide other improvement, e.g. use portable type to define data structure.
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All packages using {{package|libva}} will be rebuilt to take into account the new API/ABI. Futhermore, the intel backend will be updated along (not provided by Fedora).
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Others VA-API backend such the AMD and NVIDIA backend provided by Fedora within {{package|mesa-dri-drivers}} will work as appropriate.
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Bridges between VA-API and VDPAU will continue to be supported , this is:
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* {{package|libva-vdpau-driver}} which allows to use the VA-API enabled players with VDPAU backend (such as NVIDIA binary driver).
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* {{package|libvdpau-va-gl}} which allows to use the VDPAU API enabled players with VA-API backends (such as intel driver).
  
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
  
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Fedora will provide a better multimedia experience on recent hardware.
 
 
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Update and rebuild packages that depend on {{package|libva}}. DONE
  
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Verify that everything is working as appropriate or report issue upstream. TESTING IN PROGRESS.
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== Upgrade/compatibility impact ==
 
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Users should update to the more recent version provided in repositories.
 
 
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N/A (not a System Wide Change)
 
  
 
== How To Test ==
 
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* Hardware that are fully supported in Fedora:
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AMD with {{package|mesa-dri-drivers}} installed
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* Hardware that are fully supported in Fedora, but requires additional firmware
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NVIDIA with {{package|mesa-dri-drivers}} installed and nouveau video firmware extracted from the NVIDIA binary driver.
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* Hardware that requires package provided by third party repository.
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Intel HD graphics hardwares require a separate libva-intel-driver package that need to be installed. This VA-API backend can be downloaded from a single purpose f28-free-drivers repository provided by the RPM Fusion project.
  
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* vainfo should output the VA-API backend capabilities for your hardware
  
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* totem with {{package|gstreamer1-vaapi}} installed should play the video with less CPU usage than when VAAPI backend is disabled.
 
 
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== User Experience ==
 
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Users use less CPU resources when playing certain videos with VA-API enabled players.
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Latest revision as of 15:08, 2 March 2018

VA-API 1.0.0

Summary

This change is about upgrading Package-x-generic-16.pnglibva and others to version 2.x. This change affects several multimedia players as there are both API and ABI changes. This will allow some VA-API backends to be updated, improving support for recent hardware.

Owner

  • Name: Nicolas Chauvet
  • Email: kwizart - at - fedoraproject.org
  • Release notes ticket: #113
  • Product: Spins / Workstation
  • Responsible WG: Desktop

Current status

Detailed Description

Updating to VA-API 1.0.0 will allow to fix and clean-up issues with the API as sum-up in this upstream topic VA-API 1.0.0:

  • fix errors in API/data structure definition, e.g. 01org#32
  • add new features, e.g. 01org#69,
  • deprecate some useless API/data structures, e.g. libva-tpi, libva-egl.
  • provide other improvement, e.g. use portable type to define data structure.

All packages using Package-x-generic-16.pnglibva will be rebuilt to take into account the new API/ABI. Futhermore, the intel backend will be updated along (not provided by Fedora). Others VA-API backend such the AMD and NVIDIA backend provided by Fedora within Package-x-generic-16.pngmesa-dri-drivers will work as appropriate. Bridges between VA-API and VDPAU will continue to be supported , this is:

  • Package-x-generic-16.pnglibva-vdpau-driver which allows to use the VA-API enabled players with VDPAU backend (such as NVIDIA binary driver).
  • Package-x-generic-16.pnglibvdpau-va-gl which allows to use the VDPAU API enabled players with VA-API backends (such as intel driver).

Benefit to Fedora

Fedora will provide a better multimedia experience on recent hardware.

Scope

  • Proposal owners:

Update and rebuild packages that depend on Package-x-generic-16.pnglibva. DONE

Verify that everything is working as appropriate or report issue upstream. TESTING IN PROGRESS.

  • Other developers: N/A
  • Release engineering: #7285
  • List of deliverables: N/A
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A
  • Trademark approval: N/A

Upgrade/compatibility impact

Users should update to the more recent version provided in repositories.

How To Test

  • Hardware that are fully supported in Fedora:

AMD with Package-x-generic-16.pngmesa-dri-drivers installed

  • Hardware that are fully supported in Fedora, but requires additional firmware

NVIDIA with Package-x-generic-16.pngmesa-dri-drivers installed and nouveau video firmware extracted from the NVIDIA binary driver.

  • Hardware that requires package provided by third party repository.

Intel HD graphics hardwares require a separate libva-intel-driver package that need to be installed. This VA-API backend can be downloaded from a single purpose f28-free-drivers repository provided by the RPM Fusion project.

  • vainfo should output the VA-API backend capabilities for your hardware
  • totem with Package-x-generic-16.pnggstreamer1-vaapi installed should play the video with less CPU usage than when VAAPI backend is disabled.

User Experience

Users use less CPU resources when playing certain videos with VA-API enabled players.

Dependencies

N/A

Contingency Plan

  • If a Fedora application trigger any un-acceptable regression with VA-API, this application will be built with VA-API support disabled until the VA-API support can be restored.
  • Contingency mechanism:
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A
  • Blocks product? None

Documentation

Release Notes