That awesome feeling when you discover that your hardenc problems are not fixable without literal OBS patches. Which you will have to write. Sigh. https://obsproject.com/forum/threads/choppy-recording-on-rx570-1080p-60fps-using-vaapi-ffmpeg.112845/#post-426226
"But wait Koz, maybe the 580 is better?" NOPE. https://www.reddit.com/r/AMDHelp/comments/b67eol/vce_is_overload_for_1080p60fps_with_rx580_on_linux/
"Surely the 590?" NOPE. FUCKING. AGAIN. https://obsproject.com/forum/threads/unable-to-record-using-vaapi-amd.109323/
"Why are you such a cheapskate, Koz? Surely you should use a Vega?" One, _nobody_ around here sells Vegas. Like, NOBODY. Two, do I look like I'm made of money? Three, have you _seen_ their power draw? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon_RX_Vega_series#RX_Vega_branded_discrete_graphics
"Why bother with this old stuff? Just go for the RX 5000 series, they're cheap and plentiful!" Except they're new. Like, _real_ new. You know what happened to me _last_ time I tried brand-new AMD stuff on Linux? My _CPU_ fucked with my _mtab_! Really!
Now, I'm _just wanting the capabilities of the hardware I already own_. Just this. Except now, I have the fun choice of:
1) Less video quality for my recordings
2) Trying to figure what exactly OBS isn't doing right talking to FFmpeg
3) Buying brand-new untested card and praying
What's worse? In every other regard, my card works _flawlessly_. Pretty 3D? Sorted! Vulkan? Sure! OPEN-FUCKING-CL? Sure! And all open source!
However, this _one thing_ is aggravating me like you wouldn't believe, and unfortunately, the only fixes involve either time I don't have or the possibility of creating _more_ issues.
Fuck today, seriously.
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