Ubuntu 18.04 - hardware acceleration missing

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Mike5123
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Ubuntu 18.04 - hardware acceleration missing

Post by Mike5123 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:10 pm

Description of problem or question:

Quicksync is missing.


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Run the application


HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0):
Latest snapshot from ubuntu git-snapshots repository.

Operating system and version (e.g., Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Windows 10 Creators Update):

Ubuntu 18.04 64bit (i7-8700)


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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 - hardware acceleration missing

Post by s55 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:19 pm

It's not missing. It's an experimental feature, that's CLI only, and only when you compile from source currently. The curve to getting it working is quite complex so it's not part of the main build and it's completely undocumented as it stands.

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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 - hardware acceleration missing

Post by Mike5123 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:27 am

s55 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:19 pm
It's not missing. It's an experimental feature, that's CLI only, and only when you compile from source currently. The curve to getting it working is quite complex so it's not part of the main build and it's completely undocumented as it stands.
But it is available on the nightly build for Windows. Any plans to add it to Linux?

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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 - hardware acceleration missing

Post by Woodstock » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:34 pm

On Windows, it works if the Intel video driver supports it (known interface). It isn't an "experimental" feature there.

Not everyone installs the proper drivers on Linux, and they must be present for the interface to work.

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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 - hardware acceleration missing

Post by s55 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:23 pm

There are no plans currently to add gui support or enable by default. If someone wants to put a bit of work into this patches are welcome but we rarely see outside contributions for Linux.

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