Chromium was updated in Fedora with a patch that enables VAAPI (Video Acceleration API) support. When VAAPI is used, the video playback should be smoother, while also using less CPU and improving the power usage. This article explains how to enable hardware-accelerated video decoding on Fedora with Intel graphics, as well as enabling it for h264 videos, for both Intel and AMD graphics, and forcing YouTube to use h264 instead of VP8/VP9.
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