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Ubuntu 17.10 to Have Hardware-Accelerated Video Playback on AMD, Nvidia GPUs Too

A few weeks ago, we informed our readers that Canonical wants to implement hardware-accelerated video playback by default in the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, but they are currently focusing on Intel GPUs because they’re more popular and chances are everyone has one in their PC. Immediately after our report last month, users started asking if Canonical will also bring hardware-accelerated video playback by default for AMD Radeon and Nvidia graphics cards, and it turns out that these GPUs will be supported shortly, but not after they finish the implementation for Intel GPUs.