Ticket #238 (closed task: fixed)
Can libvdpau go in Fedora?
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Description (last modified by jwilson) (diff)
VDPAU is the Video Decode and Presentation API for UNIX, put together by nVidia, to give UNIX something similar to Windows' PureVideo? GPU-based video decoding. There is a fully open-source library applications can be built against to take advantage of VDPAU, call (oddly enough) libvdpau. The catch is that, at least currently, the only way to make use of it is when paired with nVidia's binary video driver, which Fedora obviously doesn't ship, so one could argue this package has no place in Fedora either.
However, packages that *are* in Fedora could be built with support for VDPAU via libvdpau if it were in Fedora, and made use of if the user opted to install the nVidia binary driver. I'm not certain if this sort of support could be added via plugins/libraries built outside of Fedora, for things like gstreamer-based applications, or if there are programs that need to be built against libvdpau in Fedora in order to support VDPAU...
Also, it appears that VDPAU has grown support to operate as a backend to VAAPI, which further clouds the issue -- packages built with VAAPI support would gain VDPAU support that way, rather than requiring libvdpau...
So my question, as noted in the summary, is whether or not libvdpau is a package we think is okay for inclusion in Fedora. Its currently under review here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=490988