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Status: Duplicate
Merged: issue 137247
Owner: ----
Closed: May 2014
EstimatedDays: ----
NextAction: ----
OS: Linux
Pri: 2
Type: Feature

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Issue 370001: Support VDPAU decoding for HTML5 videos

Reported by, May 5 2014

Issue description

UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:29.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/29.0

Example URL:

Steps to reproduce the problem:
Watch an html5 video in chromium using linux

What is the expected behavior?
Chromium should support VDPAU video hw rendering and decoding when such video acceleration is available with the current video driver in Linux.

Already many drivers supports it, both free (radeon, nouveau, intel) and proprietary (nvidia and fglrx) ones, and it really reduces the CPU usage a lot.

What went wrong?
CPU usage is higher than expected

Did this work before? No 

Is it a problem with Flash or HTML5? HTML5

Does this work in other browsers? No firefox

Chrome version: 34.0.1847.116  Channel: stable
OS Version: Ubuntu
Flash Version: Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202

Comment 1 by, May 5 2014

Labels: -Type-Bug Type-Feature
Status: Untriaged

Comment 3 by, May 7 2014

Mergedinto: 137247
Status: Duplicate

Comment 4 by, Apr 10 2016

Can you guys please just start flipping this bit at compile time by default? I'm really sick of having to recompile chrome to get h264 decoding on Linux, it's worked perfectly for years.

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