Enable hardware VP9 decoding on Nvidia GPUs

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 55

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Core
Audio/Video: Playback
RESOLVED FIXED
a year ago
a year ago

People

(Reporter: cpearce, Assigned: jya)

Tracking

55 Branch
mozilla56
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox55- fixed, firefox56 fixed)

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(Reporter)

Description

a year ago
We should enable VP9 hardware decoding on Nvidia GPUs.
Comment hidden (mozreview-request)
(Assignee)

Comment 2

a year ago
[Tracking Requested - why for this release]: we disabled VP9 hardware decoding on nvidia GPU thinking there was an issue with those cards. But it turned out to be something else (see bug 1371290)
Assignee: nobody → jyavenard
status-firefox55: --- → affected
tracking-firefox55: --- → ?
(Reporter)

Comment 3

a year ago
mozreview-review
Comment on attachment 8881836 [details]
Bug 1376838: Revert "Bug 1360006: Whitelist VP9 decoder to intel GPU only."

https://reviewboard.mozilla.org/r/152912/#review158148
Attachment #8881836 - Flags: review?(cpearce) → review+

Comment 4

a year ago
Pushed by jyavenard@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/ba616afa8125
Revert "Bug 1360006: Whitelist VP9 decoder to intel GPU only." r=cpearce
Why does this need to go in 55?
Flags: needinfo?(jyavenard)
I don't think I need to track this.
status-firefox56: --- → affected
tracking-firefox55: ? → -
(Assignee)

Comment 7

a year ago
(In reply to Julien Cristau [:jcristau] from comment #5)
> Why does this need to go in 55?

Because we disabled it in 55 when it didn't have to be.

Chrome enabled this features many features ago and give them a significant advantage when it comes to watching youtube.
Flags: needinfo?(jyavenard)

Comment 8

a year ago
backoutbugherder
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/ba616afa8125
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
status-firefox56: affected → fixed
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla56
(Assignee)

Comment 9

a year ago
Comment on attachment 8881836 [details]
Bug 1376838: Revert "Bug 1360006: Whitelist VP9 decoder to intel GPU only."

Approval Request Comment
[Feature/Bug causing the regression]: 1360006
[User impact if declined]: High CPU usage on high-end machines watching YouTube
[Is this code covered by automated tests?]: no
[Has the fix been verified in Nightly?]: no
[Needs manual test from QE? If yes, steps to reproduce]: Go to youtube.com and select a 4K videos. You need a machine with a nvidia pascal gpu (10xx) or nvidia 980/nvidia 960GT (not mobile version). See that CPU usage stays below 5%.
[List of other uplifts needed for the feature/fix]: none
[Is the change risky?]: no. We've enabled this feature for intel processors already.
[Why is the change risky/not risky?]: the change has been confirmed by users that the improvement was significant
[String changes made/needed]:
Attachment #8881836 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta?
Just to make sure.. does this change disable media.wmf.vp9.enabled on purpose?
Flags: needinfo?(jyavenard)
(Assignee)

Comment 11

a year ago
Oh good point, were supposed to enable this on beta too !
Flags: needinfo?(jyavenard)
(Assignee)

Updated

a year ago
Depends on: 1378508
(Assignee)

Comment 12

a year ago
:jcristau, so this bug and bug 1378508 are now ready for beta uplift.
(Assignee)

Updated

a year ago
Flags: needinfo?(jcristau)
Comment on attachment 8881836 [details]
Bug 1376838: Revert "Bug 1360006: Whitelist VP9 decoder to intel GPU only."

enable vp9 decoder on nvidia gpus, beta55+

Should be in 55.0b8 along with 1378508
Flags: needinfo?(jcristau)
Attachment #8881836 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta? → approval-mozilla-beta+
https://hg.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla-beta/rev/e8e6d4c68bd3
status-firefox55: affected → fixed
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