video players supporting vaapi/xvba for ATI cards

Hi there,

I’ve seen several threads in Ubuntu regarding implementing vaapi/xvba enabled media players for ATI GPU rendering.

Does anyone know of any precompiled rpms for 11.3 (or tips for building on opensuse). I’ve installed Hellgasts xvba-video-amd rpms from the build service.

I wasn’t able to successfully build my own mplayer-vaapi from

Index of /~gbeauchesne/mplayer-vaapi

any tips would be appreciated

Have you tried VLC from here? Additional package repositories - openSUSE ?

if VLC cant do it, not sure what can.

I set up all of my multimedia per the installation guide here (oldcpu/caf4962/reddwarf):

Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide

From this I believe that I am using the packman version.

I don’t think that should be a huge problem should it? If I change to the videolan version I suspect codecs might be broken

As an aside hellgast has a posting on the vlc site…,

The VideoLAN Forums • View topic - Xvba backend package in vlc opensuse 11.3 repo

Do you need any other packages besides xvba-video-amd and mplayer-vaapi ? … if you search for VaAPI rpms you obtain this hit: Search Results

There was an old post#2 here: Closed Source Release Of The AMD XvBA Back-End To VA-API for Linux

If you succeed, it would be nice to see an openSUSE user write a guide.