Daniel Van Vugt, a member of the Ubuntu desktop crew, is inviting customers operating the improvement unlock of the approaching Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) working gadget to take a look at and provides comments at the video playback efficiency.

While Canonical already applied hardware-accelerated video playback improve for Intel CPUs in the present unlock of the working gadget, Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark), it might seem that plan on extending it to different forms of processors, show servers, and video avid gamers.

In a contemporary call for testing, Canonical urges those that are already operating the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) working gadget on their private computer systems to take a look at the video playback efficiency with apps like MPV or Totem (GNOME Videos), in addition to the Wayland or Xorg show servers, and file any problems.

“If you are now using Ubuntu 18.04, then we are interested in hearing your feedback on whether this is working smoothly for you. We are particularly interested in hearing if you have any smoothness issues that are specific to the player (Totem or mpv), or to the session type (Wayland or Xorg),” says Daniel Van Vugt.

Several insects had been already known

If you find any smoothness factor with video playback in your pc operating Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Canonical needs you to publish a remark in the stated name for checking out thread and point out the CPU style you might be the use of, in the event you used both the Wayland or Xorg consultation, and both MPV or Totem apps, and the output of the “vainfo” command.

Canonical has known a couple of problems from the primary experiences, together with corrupt video playback in Xorg classes, screensaver kicking in all over MPV playback in Wayland classes, damaged titlebars, black display screen with Totem, and stuttering on an AMD gadget with a Radeon GPU. The corporate guarantees fixes for these kinds of problems in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Meanwhile, you’ll be able to take a look at the video playback your self and provides Canonical the comments it wishes to enhance hardware-accelerate video playback on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), which can be a long-term supported unlock. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is hitting the streets this spring on April 26, with many different new features and improvements.