[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Add wayland support for VAAPI

Mark Thompson sw at jkqxz.net
Tue Jun 27 10:54:50 EEST 2017

On 27/06/17 07:38, David Fort wrote:
> Wayland environment became quite popular with gnome 3. This patch adds the ability to
> initialize the VAAPI accelerator from a wayland display.

Is there some specific use-case which needs this?  The X11 support mainly exists because of old systems (*cough* Intel Media SDK *cough*) which don't support render nodes, and therefore have to connect to a DRM master device - if X11 is running then it has to use the DRI2 authentication ritual to do that.

Anything recent should be connecting via the render node, which allows it to be used independently of any other system and has clear control over what hardware you are using on systems with multiple possibilities.


- Mark

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