Sep 01, 2015 - 11:50am
A bit in over my head when it comes to my meager Linux abilities and this little NUC. I somehow managed to get it up and running on Linux Mint 17.2 with a kernel update (presently 4.2 unstable from the ubuntu ppa), but I'm totally lost when it comes to all the new development stuff for hardware video decoding and the like. The cool bit about this NUC and its Pentium variant is its hardware HEVC support, apparently.
Basically my question is this: can anyone give me a big picture summary of what all I need to do to ensure I have everything installed to make sure this thing is actually able to utilize its hardware decoding features (as best as possible, I know a lot of this stuff is in development and still in the process of getting ironed out.) Right now it all just seems like this mind-boggling array of Gstreamer, ffmpeg, VA-API, Kodi forums, VLC version, intel drm, kernel build, 8 bit, 10 bit, this ppa, that ppa. There's only so much I can understand from digging thru the forums over at Kodi and the like--most of it is waaaay over my head.
I understand Mint is well downstream of a lot of this stuff and that's why it's so much trouble to try to make everything play well together, but any advice on how to go about all that in the most sensible way would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks!
Just to check what you've looked at - have you seen http://nucblog.net/2015/08/hevc-decoding-in-linux-for-braswell-is-here/ and the related post it mentions? If so, did they help? If not, do you have any particular questions about what they say?