Hardware Video Acceleration on IGEL Linux

Issue

You want to know whether your hardware offers video acceleration with IGEL Linux?


Solution

Open Application Launcher > About to look up your product id and device type:

In version 5.07.100 and newer and version 10.01.100 and newer, IGEL Linux offers hardware video acceleration for

  • Media Player
  • Citrix Multimedia Redirection
  • RDP Multimedia Redirection (TSMF and EVOR)
  • VMware Horizon Multimedia Redirection

on selected devices. This allows playing back HD video with a maximum of 20% CPU usage. You need the Multimedia Codec Pack for this feature.

IGEL Hardware Support

The feature is supported on the following IGEL devices:


Product Id

Device Type

Chipset

IGEL Linux >= 5.07.100

IGEL Linux >= 5.09.100

IGEL Linux >= 10.01.100

UD2-LX 40, IZ2 40

IGEL D220

Intel Bay Trail

UD3-LX 40, IZ3 40

IGEL M320C

VIA VX900


UD3-LX 41, 42, IZ3 41, 42

IGEL M330C

VIA VX900


UD3-LX 50, IZ3 50

IGEL M340C

ATI Mullins


UD5-LX 40

IGEL H820C

Intel Sandy Bridge

UD5-LX 50

IGEL H830C (Dualcore CPU Model)

Intel Bay Trail

UD6-LX 51

IGEL H830C (Quadcore CPU Model)

Intel Bay Trail

UD9-LX 40, UD9-LX 41 Touch

IGEL UD9 BT

Intel Bay Trail


UD10-LX

IGEL UD10 TC236

VIA VX900



On 3rd party hardware with UDC3 and UD Pocket, hardware video acceleration depends on the graphics chipset of the device. With UDC2, hardware acceleration is not supported.


Codecs

The following codecs are supported:

  • MPEG-2 (simple and main profiles)
  • H.264 (baseline, main and high profiles)
  • WVC1/WMV3 (simple, main and advanced profiles)
  • MPEG-4 (DivX/Xvid): only on VIA VX900 and ATI Mullins


Last update: May 9, 2019