Possible obsolete instructions in Rpmfusion multimedia page

I see what may be an obsolete package name in the page at Multimedia.

Hardware codecs with NVIDIA

The Nvidia proprieatary driver doesn’t support VAAPI, but there is a wrapper that can bridge NVDEC/NVENC with VAAPI

sudo dnf install nvidia-vaapi-driver

The Nvidia hardware acceleration package suggested is “nvidia-vaapi-driver” but I don’t think this package exists now as “dnf search nvidia-vaapi-driver” finds nothing.
I think the new package for that is “libva-nvidia-driver” which is implied by looking at the “dnf info” results on the new package name for the “URL” which shows the original name:

dnf info libva-nvidia-driver.x86_64
Updating and loading repositories:
Repositories loaded.
Available packages
Name : libva-nvidia-driver
Epoch : 0
Version : 0.0.11
Release : 1.fc39
Architecture : x86_64
Download size : 50.8 KiB
Installed size : 103.0 KiB
Source : libva-nvidia-driver-0.0.11-1.fc39.src.rpm
Repository : updates
Summary : A VA-API implemention using NVIDIA’s NVDEC
URL : https://github.com/elFarto/**nvidia-vaapi-driver**
License : MIT
Description : This is an VA-API implementation that uses NVDEC as a backend. This
: implementation is specifically designed to be used by Firefox for accelerated
: decode of web content, and may not operate correctly in other applications.
Vendor : Fedora Project

I couldn’t find a way to report this in the webpage itself so I wanted to point this out here

That seems a package provided from rpmfusion, which is not fedora but supports fedora.
The page you linked to is specifically from rpmfusion so this forum would not be the appropriate site to report the error.

The appropriate info is found by going to the ReportingBugs tab at the top of that page.

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It appears this is a Fedora Repo, the updates repo.

But the directions you commented on as faulty are on rpmfusion (identified as such in your title). This seems a documentation error and not necessarily a software error.

Only the folks at rpmfusion can fix that.

It was last seen at

[vek@newbox ~]$ dnf --releasever=38 info nvidia-vaapi-driver
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:25 ago on Tue 23 Jan 2024 07:46:33 CET.
Available Packages
Name         : nvidia-vaapi-driver
Version      : 0.0.10
Release      : 1.fc38
Architecture : x86_64
Size         : 52 k
Source       : nvidia-vaapi-driver-0.0.10-1.fc38.src.rpm
Repository   : rpmfusion-nonfree-updates
Summary      : VA-API implementation that uses NVDEC as a backend
URL          : https://github.com/elFarto/nvidia-vaapi-driver/
License      : MIT
Description  : This is a VA-API implementation that uses NVDEC as a backend.

[vek@newbox ~]$ 

There are a lot of things changing when it comes to multimedia and codecs at the moment. Lots of packages have been migrated from RPM Fusion to Fedora. But, note that not all of these are “complete” migrations, in the sense that the new packages in Fedora do not always have all the capabilities enabled as RPM Fusion packages do/did. So sometimes, it may be worth installing the counterparts from RPM Fusion.

So, the docs are likely to be outdated and frequently updated—both on the Fedora and on the RPM Fusion side of things.

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New rpmfusion bug created at


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