Is it possible to play video with gpu acceleration?

Hello. I have a BPI-R1 and, after trying tons of OSs, I can’t manage to simply play videos at a good speed and full screen.

Is it possible on this board? if so, what’s the best route and OS to use? I’d like to use this computer as a media center.

Of course it is:

but since we don’t provide desktop image, you need to use images for normal Banana:

or build on your own from sources:

Video accleration works with Legacy kernel and prebuild mpv player, youtubedl, etc. only. It’s possible on others too but you need to recompile which is not a trivial task.

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Thank you! I have installed the Armbian ubuntu legacy. Now I can play videos but not at full screen.

I’ve tried with mpv, smplayer and mplayer. Only with mplayer I can play videos at good speed but not at full screen… I’ve installed vdpau full drivers package but I can’t play video selecting this video driver.

Please, can you help me?

You can only use preinstalled mpv player otherwise you need to recompile players and I don’t know if they work. Preinstalled mpv works, also full screen.

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I have installed a fresh Desktop Legacy 3.4.113 Ubuntu Xenial from and when I try to play a video I get this error:

m@bananapi:~$ mpv
 (+) Video --vid=1 (*) (h264)
 (+) Audio --aid=1 --alang=und (*) (aac)
Failed to open VDPAU backend cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[vo/vdpau] Error when calling vdp_device_create_x11: 1
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.
Video: no video
AO: [pulse] 44100Hz mono 1ch float
A: 00:00:08 / 00:00:09 (88%)

I have not used apt, I only used preinstalled software (wget and mpv)

Than we have some problem with latest build, get some older version or wait we fix it.

Thank you so much. It works with Armbian 5.24 Ubuntu Xenial


Does this (gpu acceleration) also work for Android?