since this mesa change (
) in F37 and rawhide, the mesa package lost support for vaapi accelerated
encoding and decoding of h264, h265 and decoding of vc1 (
It seems like a big regression from F36 for users with GPUs with open
source drivers (mainly AMD, maybe nVidia/other non x86...), that affects
common use-cases of Fedora Workstation, like watching videos, in-house game
streaming, attending online meetings and many more.
I'd like to ask:
- Can somebody elaborate on reasons to change something that was working in
Fedora for some time already?
- Is there any short/mid/long term plan to improve the situation?
- Would it be possible to provide vaapi support at least as an rpmfusion
addon to alleviate the fallout in the short term?
Best regards / S pozdravem,
Senior Quality Engineer