hellbangerkarna / Chromium-Vaapi


An unofficial Build of Chromium browser with vaapi and other experimental patches

Installation Instructions


Edit : Now stable enough for daily use. Switched to clang for faster builds and superior performance over GCC builds.

Edit : NACL support enabled on copr builds

Patches are taken from various sources. I thank them for the contribution.

Chromium browser with hardware video decoding will not only increase the battery by minimising the power consumption but also enable 4k video on weak platforms (If supported).

Installing this build requires vaapi driver to be installed in the system. check with vainfo. The hardware video decoding with this patch is still disabled. enable it in chrome://flags/#enable-accelerated-video Check cpu usages in both enabled and disabled state.

AMD GPU provides both vaapi and vdpau. If vainfo gives an error try "export LIBVA_DRIVER_NAME=[codename of your amd gpu(radeonsi,etc)without brackets} #AMDGPU users are effected by this bug : https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=719213

Nvidia user install libva-vdpau-driver

Intel GPU:libva-intel-hybrid-driver(for this build)?

This copr build doesn't include proprietary codecs like h264. Find it on my github repo release tab. This package might cause conflicts with similar packages on the system. VP9 acceleration works on intel skylake and higher with libva-intel-hybrid-driver installed. h.264 baseline Video encoding now works on amdgpus

For issues and other news here. Do not report it to bugzilla.redhat.com.

Active Releases

The following unofficial repositories are provided as-is by owner of this project. Contact the owner directly for bugs or issues (IE: not bugzilla).

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Fedora 28 x86_64 (5)* Fedora 28 (74 downloads)
Fedora rawhide x86_64 (0)* Fedora rawhide (15 downloads)

* Total number of packages downloaded in the last seven days.