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    The experimental VC4 driver can be enabled via raspi-config.
    Please note, the arm64 images do not feature any VideoCore IV hardware acceleration.

    oh come on. Fedora is doing it right: VC4 only, including arm64. It’s 2019, why are people still afraid of VC4?

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      The VC4 Mesa/DRM driver is very different from the VideoCore IV libraries/firmware. The VC4 Mesa/DRM can be enabled in Ubuntu MATE. However, the VideoCore IV libraries/firmware, shipped as libraspberrpi0 on Rasbian, is only available for armhf and therefore you can not expose OMX and MMAL hardware acceleration on arm64 for the Pi.

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        I’m not sure why a desktop distro would prioritize video over getting rid of proprietary abominations and getting a proper KMS/DRM/Mesa stack out of the box…

        It’s a shame there’s no open driver for the Pi’s video codec, like there is for Allwinner. That kind of thing would allow everyone to have it all :)

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          The Raspberry Pi is what it is. If you want accelerated ffmpeg, VLC, Chromium, Kodi you need MMAL (for now) and therefore libraspberrypi0. 3rd party applications (SteamLink for example) also require libraspberrypi0. There is some progress to expose more feature of the Pi via V4L2 and Mesa, but it’s not ready yet.