I’ve recently purchased a “Shadow Tech” pc, since while my GPU is relatively strong, I am currently held back massively by my outdated FX series processor when trying to run the latest games, not to mention EAC doesn’t play well with WINE/proton.
Unfortunately, I’ve had to result to software-decoded steam remote play, because I can’t for the life of me get hardware decoding to actually work.
The Shadow client for linux uses Hardware decoding exclusively, which should be facilitated by VDPAU, as is Hardware Decoding on the Steam Client’s Remote Play feature.
However, when using the Shadow Client, or the Steam Remote Play hardware decoding feature, I’m greeted with either a still-frame image of the desktop of the shadow, or simply a black screen that never changes.
I can connect to the PC via Parsec to verify that the PC itself is functioning correctly during this time, but the VDPAU enabled stream is frozen entierly.
The really odd thing is, parsec itself is using VDPAU and libva, and working fine, but nothing else using libva/VDPAU works at all.