Linux - VAAPI: Nuc, Chromebox, HSW, IVB, Baytrail with Ubuntu 14.04

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gurabli Offline
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You got me here, I haven't done that, and I don't want to do that. I just wanted to illustrate that it is possible, or it should be, if we get lucky. If one goes with so much drives, probably building a separate has box is the solution, I completely agree. However, I'm running a home server with itx board and 4 hdd now, and it is still in my living room, in a Pioneer hifi stand, you can't even hear it is on. It comes down to choosing proper drives too, but still, you are right. I believe a 2 drive raid with another drive for system should do the trick for most of us, and that will be noiseless for sure.

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After following the instructions is it safe to update to vivid?

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fritsch Offline
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No idea - never tried it. Is there something in Vivid that makes it running better?

"Your most vocal users are not reflective of your userbase" J.M.

Audio Engine: SPDIF has only 2 pcm channels. DTS, AC3 are encoded via those 2 channels. It's obviously clear that you are not able to change Speaker Layout when running via SPDIF.
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I would think for a dedicated Kodi box there is nothing making it better in vivid. I guess those that wants to upgrade either just want to upgrade to be in front or is using the box for other X sessions

If my post helped you then there is a nice "Thank user" button on the bottom of the post.
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(Yesterday 08:34)fritsch Wrote:  No idea - never tried it. Is there something in Vivid that makes it running better?

Vivid has kernel version 3.19.3. Which should help with Intel graphics. Don't know, haven't tried yet.
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fritsch Offline
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Post: #1581
I could think of:

+newer Mesa with bugfixes (10.5.x)
+ systemd (!) faster boot (needs adjustments to the upstart script)
+ kernel 3.19.x out of the box
- vaapi is still 1.5.0 and needs wsnipex ppa

As I am 120% busy with work - if someone could do those steps and would take over this howto - I would be thankful.

"Your most vocal users are not reflective of your userbase" J.M.

Audio Engine: SPDIF has only 2 pcm channels. DTS, AC3 are encoded via those 2 channels. It's obviously clear that you are not able to change Speaker Layout when running via SPDIF.
No help without a proper Debug Log No answer yet? http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
(This post was last modified: Yesterday 09:25 by fritsch.)
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I will attempt it. Might have trouble figuring out how to convert the upstart script to systemd, but if I figure it out I'll post the results.

I just purchased a newer NUC, the 5th generation I5 with Intel HD 6000, so I need the better drivers also, that's why I want vivid.

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fritsch Offline
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Don't forget to use the wsnipex vaapi ppa - without that a critical bug in VAAPI itself will make the machine crash on stop.

"Your most vocal users are not reflective of your userbase" J.M.

Audio Engine: SPDIF has only 2 pcm channels. DTS, AC3 are encoded via those 2 channels. It's obviously clear that you are not able to change Speaker Layout when running via SPDIF.
No help without a proper Debug Log No answer yet? http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
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I recently treated myself to a new Broadwell i5 NUC...followed the how-to on page 1 and all working perfectly, except for one issue. every 1 in 7-8 resolution changes on start-stop of video I'm getting the "everything is a shade of pink" thing.

The issue doesn't go away by further changes to display mode and can only be rectified with a reboot.

Any ideas?
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