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Kodi and VLC

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Kodi and VLC

  • Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) and VLC are well known free and open-source multimedia players
  • Both of them use HW accelerated video decoding and give excellent playback quality
  • Both of them compatible with the most popular video formats
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi vlc
  • Kodi will support HW video acceleration out of the box
  • In VLC you need to go to Tools->Preferences->Input and Codecs->Hardware-accelerated decoding

and select "VA-API video decoder via X11" for Intel based devices or "VDPAU video decoder" for AMD based devices