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Ensure Fedora repositories
sudo dnf -y install https://extras.getpagespeed.com/release-el8-latest.rpm sudo dnf install fedora-release
Install VA-API implementation for Intel G45 and HD Graphics family
dnfplus install libva-intel-driver
vlc on the command line to check:
Output should include:
[00007f03b06656e0] avcodec decoder: Using Intel i965 driver for Intel(R) Coffee Lake – 2.1.0 for hardware decoding
Video in Chrome
Browser is another story. It needs to support the aformentioned VA-API interface. And the stable Chrome version doesn’t.
So you can;
dnfplus install chromium-vaapi
This will install a separate version of Chrome, actually Chromium with VA-API support. To verify if video acceleration is supported, go to
chrome://gpu page. And you will see it say:
Video Decode: Hardware accelerated