Nvidia NVDEC

Hello Manjaro community, I've been using manjaro xfce for a while now, and just would like to confirm if I'm using the best way I can when it comes to watching YOUTUBE and TWITCH.TV, while hardware decoding using NVIDIA card.

Is already known that browsers in Linux don't support hardware decoding.
So I've been trying to get everything working through MPV.
Based on this information: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Hardware_video_acceleration
MPV is the only player that can decode using NVDEC.

  • My question is, is there a better way to get this working or should I be doing something else?

Follows bellow what I understood about this and what I've been doing so far..

So, according to that, I've created a mpv.conf file that contains the following:

hwdec=nvdec
profile=gpu-hq
scale=ewa_lanczossharp
cscale=ewa_lanczossharp
audio-channels=stereo

I've also installed the play-with-mpv, which allows me to play YOUTUBE videos from chromium directly to MPV.

When it comes to playing TWITCH.TV streams, I've installed streamlink and created a configuration file as per below:

player=mpv
default-stream=best
verbose-player

MPV is hardware decoding YOUTUBE and TWITCH.TV with the solutions above.

Information about my system:
inxi --full --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host

System:
  Kernel: 5.7.0-3-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.20 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: H170 PRO GAMING v: Rev X.0x 
  serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 3805 date: 05/16/2018 
Memory:
  RAM: total: 15.58 GiB used: 3.69 GiB (23.7%) 
  RAM Report: 
  permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-7700 bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake rev: 9 L2 cache: 8192 KiB bogomips: 57616 
  Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/4200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 
  3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800 8: 800 
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon 
  art avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush clflushopt cmov constant_tsc cpuid 
  cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts erms est f16c flush_l1d 
  fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr hle ht hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp hwp_notify ibpb 
  ibrs ida intel_pt invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx 
  monitor movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq 
  pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdrand rdseed 
  rdtscp rep_good rtm sdbg sep smap smep smx ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 
  ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer vme x2apic 
  xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology xtpr 
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU116 [GeForce GTX 1660] vendor: Gigabyte driver: nvidia 
  v: 440.82 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:2184 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: nvidia 
  resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1660/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 440.82 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU116 High Definition Audio vendor: Gigabyte 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:1aeb 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.7.0-3-MANJARO 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: ASUSTeK driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k 
  port: f000 bus ID: 00:1f.6 chip ID: 8086:15b8 
  IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.13 TiB used: 485.28 GiB (42.0%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Corsair model: Neutron GTX SSD size: 223.57 GiB 
  speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: M311 scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST1000DM010-2EP102 size: 931.51 GiB 
  speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> rev: CC43 scheme: GPT 
  Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found. 
RAID:
  Message: No RAID data was found. 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 31.37 GiB used: 18.73 GiB (59.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 
  label: N/A uuid: a83e9425-bebc-4489-8f78-7b4c574d5c1a 
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 96.0 MiB used: 25.2 MiB (26.3%) fs: vfat 
  dev: /dev/sda2 label: N/A uuid: A2CD-0E09 
  ID-3: /run/media/marcelocc/Data size: 731.51 GiB used: 358.71 GiB (49.0%) 
  fs: ntfs dev: /dev/sdb1 label: Data uuid: 66F27B12F27AE629 
  ID-4: /run/media/marcelocc/Windows size: 182.94 GiB 
  used: 45.52 GiB (24.9%) fs: ntfs dev: /dev/sda4 label: N/A 
  uuid: 16A4E225A4E206D9 
  ID-5: /run/timeshift/backup size: 195.86 GiB used: 62.30 GiB (31.8%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2 label: Data2 
  uuid: 74a4e4c7-9e80-4e14-b2a7-dd6a95c89348 
  ID-6: swap-1 size: 8.00 GiB used: 768 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5 
  label: N/A uuid: 61f0b68f-5722-407b-9070-e48317bd8a4e 
Unmounted:
  ID-1: /dev/sda1 size: 529.0 MiB fs: ntfs label: Recupera\xc3\xa7\xc3\xa3o 
  uuid: 7CC0C9C2C0C982BE 
  ID-2: /dev/sda3 size: 16.0 MiB fs: <root required> label: N/A uuid: N/A 
USB:
  Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 16 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
  Hub: 1-6:2 info: Genesys Logic 4-port hub ports: 3 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 05e3:0610 
  Device-1: 1-6.1:4 info: Silicon Labs CP210x UART Bridge 
  type: <vendor specific> driver: cp210x interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 10c4:ea60 serial: <filter> 
  Device-2: 1-8:3 info: Kingston HyperX Pulsefire FPS Gaming Mouse 
  type: Mouse,HID driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 
  speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 0951:16bc 
  Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 8 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
  chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
  Hub: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
  Hub: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s 
  chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
  Hub: 5-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
  Hub: 6-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s 
  chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: nvidia temp: 49 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 0% 
Info:
  Processes: 252 Uptime: 1h 00m Init: systemd v: 245 Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0 
  Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 running in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.0.37 

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