Video Engine Utilization = 0% at Version 340.96

Hi i-m using:

Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) 64-bit
GNOME 3.14.1
Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2
Video: Quadro NVS 290/PCIe/SSE2
Nvidia Driver Version 340.96

If GPU utilization is between 0% to 70%
Video Engine Utilization is always = 0%
?
even if i watch youtube, or play games.

!!!I can not attach „nvidia-bug-report.log.gz”!!!
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (80.1 KB)

Try to watch HD video on normal video player that is stored on your PC (not online) and check again. Some browsers don’t have hardware acceleration so it doesn’t do decoding in GPU.

I opened 2 different video files simultaneously one with Totem another with VLC,
GPU 61%
Video engine 0%

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz: https://www.datafilehost.com/d/72717f95

do you have vdpau installed for video decoding acceleration / nvenc for encoding?
just because you run a video it doesn’t mean it’s accelerated
post output of vdpauinfo

I installed in synaptic: NVENC Video Encoding runtime library, and vdpauinfo they both was not installed.

Below is vdpauinfo output:

display: :0   screen: 0
API version: 1
Information string: NVIDIA VDPAU Driver Shared Library  340.96  Sun Nov  8 22:09:55 PST 2015

Video surface:

name   width height types
-------------------------------------------
420     4096  4096  NV12 YV12 
422     4096  4096  UYVY YUYV 

Decoder capabilities:

name               level macbs width height
-------------------------------------------
MPEG1                 0  8192  2048  2048
MPEG2_SIMPLE          3  8192  2048  2048
MPEG2_MAIN            3  8192  2048  2048
H264_MAIN            41  8192  2048  2048
H264_HIGH            41  8192  2048  2048
VC1_SIMPLE            1  8190  2048  2048
VC1_MAIN              2  8190  2048  2048
VC1_ADVANCED          4  8190  2048  2048

Output surface:

name              width height nat types
----------------------------------------------------
B8G8R8A8          8192  8192    y  Y8U8V8A8 V8U8Y8A8 
R10G10B10A2       8192  8192    y  Y8U8V8A8 V8U8Y8A8 

Bitmap surface:

name              width height
------------------------------
B8G8R8A8          8192  8192
R8G8B8A8          8192  8192
R10G10B10A2       8192  8192
B10G10R10A2       8192  8192
A8                8192  8192

Video mixer:

feature name                    sup
------------------------------------
DEINTERLACE_TEMPORAL             y
DEINTERLACE_TEMPORAL_SPATIAL     y
INVERSE_TELECINE                 y
NOISE_REDUCTION                  y
SHARPNESS                        y
LUMA_KEY                         y
HIGH QUALITY SCALING - L1        -
HIGH QUALITY SCALING - L2        -
HIGH QUALITY SCALING - L3        -
HIGH QUALITY SCALING - L4        -
HIGH QUALITY SCALING - L5        -
HIGH QUALITY SCALING - L6        -
HIGH QUALITY SCALING - L7        -
HIGH QUALITY SCALING - L8        -
HIGH QUALITY SCALING - L9        -

parameter name                  sup      min      max
-----------------------------------------------------
VIDEO_SURFACE_WIDTH              y         1     4096
VIDEO_SURFACE_HEIGHT             y         1     4096
CHROMA_TYPE                      y  
LAYERS                           y         0        4

attribute name                  sup      min      max
-----------------------------------------------------
BACKGROUND_COLOR                 y  
CSC_MATRIX                       y  
NOISE_REDUCTION_LEVEL            y      0.00     1.00
SHARPNESS_LEVEL                  y     -1.00     1.00
LUMA_KEY_MIN_LUMA                y  
LUMA_KEY_MAX_LUMA                y

in PrtScn is all of vdpau that is instaled: https://s31.postimg.org/6s7nm8ld7/Screenshot_from_2016_08_03_10_45_59.png

below are nvidia bug report:

nvidia-bug-report.log (669 KB)

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (80.1 KB)

Hi I am also facing same problem. I can see a bit of Video engine load when ubuntu starts but it when to 0 and remain their even if I play videos on youtube or inside VLC and the CPU usage shoot upto 80%. Any solution?

I have installed nvidia 340.98 and graphic chip is g210m

you can use nvidia video engine,when you try to play the content with players which uses cuvid decoders i.e h264_cuvid ,hevc_cuvid , mjpeg_cuvid, mpeg1_cuvid ,mpeg2_cuvid ,mpeg4_cuvid,vp8_cuvid,vp9_cuvid etc. how ever playing via video engine may play the videos in slow motion .because video decoding done in GPU and decoded data which is very large written back to ram.and the data again rendered through opengl on GPU.therefore to use video engine efficiently u must have large ram and should be above ddr5.