Restricted extra/addons

doug mc631man at
Wed Aug 2 20:58:02 UTC 2017

gstreamer1.0-vaapi currently deps on the bad plugins, are you all going 
to change that?

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 cpu use.

(- probably 20 -35% of what totem would use without, similar to what vlc 
does when vlc happens to work.

Though atm it, (totem/gst-vaapi) doesn't seem to work at all in wayland 
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 
> <daniel.van.vugt at <mailto:daniel.van.vugt at>> 
> wrote:
>     Although gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad does have important uses such as
>     providing audio codecs and the GL plugin, totem will install it on
>     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)
>      - gstreamer1.0-vaapi
> Is there value in getting them promoted to main for 18.04?  I think 
> the 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 that's good - but I'd love to be able to go one step 
> further and have them "in the box".
> Cheers, Will

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