Yeah the naming of "bad" and "ugly" gstreamer plugins is unfortunate.
Those names mask the fact that you really do need them to play common
That PPA does work but I failed to mention it requires Ubuntu 17.10 and
that you have followed the quick start instructions:
On 05/08/17 05:33, doug wrote:
On 08/03/2017 09:50 PM, Daniel van Vugt wrote:
I believe it's 2 .so's used. Any possibility of improving those
libs so the can go to the good plugin?
Oh, I see, sorry.
gstreamer1.0-vaapi depends on: libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0
which is not "the bad plugins" package: gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad
but it is an obviously-related support library still.
I'm working in this area lately so will see how feasible it is to
loosen that dependency.
(- the vaapi ppa build isn't working here on a Haswell machine.
On 03/08/17 23:06, Bryan Quigley wrote:
After installing va-driver-all on fresh ubuntu 17.10 install (so
ignoring the few packages that brings in)
gstreamer1.0-vaapi does still bring in libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0
libopencv-core3.1 libtbb2 libva-drm1 libva-wayland1 libva-x11-1 (only
This doesn't block us adding it to the restricted sets, but might
complicate getting it in main. (I wonder if opencv might end up
heading for main eventually anyway. Definitely useful in
embedded/drones but might also be involved in the future of webcams -
think Intel RealSense)
On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 10:12 PM, Daniel van Vugt
Doug, I bring good news...
gstreamer1.0-vaapi actually does not depend on the "bad" plugins, or
other gstreamer plugins.
And yes you are right mpv is much better than totem for performance and
smoothness. I hope to bring totem up to the same standard eventually.
totem/gst-vaapi will work in a Wayland session after we release my
17.10. You can try an early version here:
On 03/08/17 04:58, doug wrote:
gstreamer1.0-vaapi currently deps on the bad plugins, are you all
For the most part it's worked well over the past couple of years, not
nearly as efficient as vaapi in mpv but still a decent reduction in
(- probably 20 -35% of what totem would use without, similar to
does when vlc happens to work.
Though atm it, (totem/gst-vaapi) doesn't seem to work at all in
session, actually only mpv does sans window deco..
On 08/02/2017 07:30 AM, Will Cooke wrote:
On 2 August 2017 at 02:53, Daniel van Vugt
Although gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad does have important uses
providing audio codecs and the GL plugin, totem will install
demand, anyway. So yes you should be able to drop it.
I would like to add a couple to that list though:
- va-driver-all (should include i965-va-driver)
Is there value in getting them promoted to main for 18.04? I
codec licensing is taken care of by the graphics hardware vendor
so I think
we should be ok there. If Totem will pull them in automatically
- but I'd love to be able to go one step further and have them "in
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