Need directions with accelerated video


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OK, being away for a while and having 5.x kernel and sunxi_cedrus around I need some directions. I had some embedded 3.x desktop installations in a community museum showing videos (using mpv after a button press) which need revising. So I decided to update the firmware/scripts etc. These are Orange Pi One's...

In the past I installed 3.x desktop version as it has better video acceleration. What should I do now? I don't see a focal desktop in downloads.

Is it OK to use the focal server, install xfce4 on top of it? Will I have video acceleration?

I've been using HEVC .mkv files...


Thanks in advance



~# uname -a
Linux myhostname 5.8.16-sunxi #20.08.12 SMP Sat Oct 17 13:46:53 CEST 2020 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux

:~# dmesg | grep -i cedr
[    6.324285] sunxi_cedrus: module is from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned.
[    6.331485] cedrus Device registered as /dev/video0


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Yep :) For years I ran away from that, too much detail for me - and I was afraid to fail, Linux is my second language :P. I spent last night on reading and applying, as of now I already have build all default images for all my boards.


I was using scripting to modify the default setup, probably I will be able to create special purpose images (I think, I hope, ...).


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