[Slackbuilds-users] libva and vdpau-driver: old versions

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Sat Oct 25 06:50:18 UTC 2014

On 10/24/2014 09:03 PM, John Vogel wrote:
> The SlackBuilds for libva and vdpau-video are based on very old versions. I have had good
> success building libva-1.4.0, though it won't build without wayland or possibly with this
> hack I found: https://www.libreoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=79478#c6 . I have got
> a SlackBuild for libva-vdpau-driver at version 0.7.4 based on archlinux's libva-vdpau-driver
> hacked over the top of the old vdpau-video SlackBuild. I can forward my scripts or make them
> available on my github repo, or both. Both builds work well here on two of my systems with
> nvidia boards in them.

It appears to me that if you are running the proprietary nvidia blob
along with the matching libvdpau, or nouveau, libva is not needed.

as far as I can see, there is no real advantage in prefering or using
libva instead of libvdpau for Nvidia GPUs.  vdpau-driver/vidio are just
wrappers for translating Intel's VA API to vdpau so that Nvidia GPUs can
run code using VA API.

VA API == Intel
vdpau == Nvidia

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