Hardware-accelerated video decoding (VA-API) broken in Firefox 79 (Wayland)

31. heinäkuuta 2020 klo 17.12
Sijainti: Vianhallintajärjestelmät: Launchpad
Avainsanat: Firefox, Twitch, Wayland, YouTube

After updating Firefox from 78 to 79, hardware-accelerated video decoding no longer works properly in Wayland: streaming video gets cut off with an error message from the service.

== Steps to reproduce ==
1. Follow the steps in [1] to enable VA-API.
2. Open a Youtube/Twitch video (for instance https://www.twitch.tv/rifftrax), press play

== What I expect to happen ==
For the video be played without issues (as it did with Firefox 78).

== What happens ==
After playing for a while (anything from just a few seconds to a couple of minutes), the video stops and is replaced by a service-specific error message, such as error #3000 (in case of Twitch) or (Youtube). Even when playing, the video also flickers green. After reloading the tab, the video again plays for a few seconds before the error message reappears.

== Other info ==
A fix is apparently already in the works upstream [2].

* [1] https://mastransky.wordpress.com/2020/06/03/firefox-on-fedora-finally-gets-va-api-on-wayland/
* [2] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1645671

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