Enable Video hardware Acceleration in Chrome / Chromium / Firefox on Ubuntu 20.04

This post keep tracking my test enabling video hardware acceleration on Ryzen 2200g and Intel i5-6500 using integrated graphic card.

Table of Contents

  1. Quick Guide
  2. Testing Video Hardware Acceleration on Chrome
    1. GPU Supported Video Codec
    2. Use CloudReady to Test
    3. Test Procedure
    4. CloudReady Test Result
  3. Testing Video Hardware Acceleration on Firefox
  4. Terminology
    1. Vulkan, VA-API, & VD-PAU
    2. ANGLE
  5. Installation & Configuration
    1. GPU Drivers
    2. Monitor Tools
    3. Chrome & Chromium
    4. Firefox
  6. Final Thoughts
  7. Reference

Quick Guide

  1. No huge performance advantage when hardware accelerated video decode has been enabled in Chomre/chromium on i5-6500 and J3455. The CPU usage is still high to me.
  2. Fail to enable hardware accelerated video decode with Ryzen 2200g
  3. It’s easier to test using CloudReady to know if the hardware accelerated video decode feature in Chrome/Chromium is supported.
  4. Some video issues if hardware accelerated video decode is enabled on Ubuntu 20.04LTS.
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