Debian Video Performance/"Driver" Install
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So basically I've installed the debian image form the downloads page of the pine64 website, and everything went perfectly. Only problem I have is that video performance is horrible. (lagging animations, choppy youtube video, downloaded video files won't open, etc) Pretty sure I need to install a codec to play the video files - haven't gotten around to installing the codecs or VLC. I'm assuming there's a driver I need to install for the gpu. I tried installing one, and got confused (kinda new to this), so any help is greatly appreciated Smile
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#2
It's because Allwinner is still working on a Mali DRM binary blob. You can follow this thread for more info and status on the project: http://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=587
Lenny and longsleep are working with Allwinner, so please have faith.

If you're using one of the longsleep based images, there are shellscripts in /usr/local/sbin that can help you fix problems, install updates to the kernel and resolve some other issues.
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(06-14-2016, 07:23 PM)Fawks Wrote: choppy youtube video

How did you get it to play youtube? gnash refuses to do so for me, and afaik there is no adobe flash for arm64 debian.
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#4
Youtube supports HTML5 video. I assume he made it run in some HTML5-compliant browser.
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(06-15-2016, 12:56 AM)CaptainZalo Wrote: Lenny and longsleep are working with Allwinner, so please have faith.

Huh where did you get that from? Please do not spread rumors or false information. I am not working with Allwinner or on the mali drivers your are presumably talking about.
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longsleep, in defence of if Captain Zalo, this is what I have heard too.
Will amend my post accordingly.
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(06-14-2016, 07:23 PM)Fawks Wrote: So basically I've installed the debian image form the downloads page of the pine64 website, and everything went perfectly. Only problem I have is that video performance is horrible. (lagging animations, choppy youtube video, downloaded video files won't open, etc) Pretty sure I need to install a codec to play the video files - haven't gotten around to installing the codecs or VLC. I'm assuming there's a driver I need to install for the gpu. I tried installing one, and got confused (kinda new to this), so any help is greatly appreciated Smile
For hardware accelerated video decoding, check this thread - http://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=424

(06-15-2016, 12:56 AM)CaptainZalo Wrote: It's because Allwinner is still working on a Mali DRM binary blob. You can follow this thread for more info and status on the project: http://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=587
Mali is a 3D accelerator, and you strictly need it only if you want to play 3D games. And Mali has nothing to do with H.264 decoding. Some explanations are here: http://www.cnx-software.com/2013/12/10/m...e-vpu-does

Still Mali may be sometimes used for drawing a nicely looking UI of the media player. That's why Kodi also depends on 3D drivers in addition to the strictly required VPU drivers. More simplistic media players can just do hardware accelerated video decoding job in fullscreen or in a plain looking rectangular window without any extra fluffiness and fancy 3D effects.
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(06-15-2016, 03:37 AM)longsleep Wrote:
(06-15-2016, 12:56 AM)CaptainZalo Wrote: Lenny and longsleep are working with Allwinner, so please have faith.

Huh where did you get that from? Please do not spread rumors or false information. I am not working with Allwinner or on the mali drivers your are presumably talking about.

Sorry. TL wrote that you have been asked to participate in some bugfixing. I stand corrected. Sorry if I stepped on your toes. Lenny is, however. So it was just half a lie.
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(06-15-2016, 07:33 AM)CaptainZalo Wrote:
(06-15-2016, 03:37 AM)longsleep Wrote:
(06-15-2016, 12:56 AM)CaptainZalo Wrote: Lenny and longsleep are working with Allwinner, so please have faith.

Huh where did you get that from? Please do not spread rumors or false information. I am not working with Allwinner or on the mali drivers your are presumably talking about.

Sorry. TL wrote that you have been asked to participate in some bugfixing. I stand corrected. Sorry if I stepped on your toes. Lenny is, however. So it was just half a lie.

Yup Lenny's img is the testbed for the binaries
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