Hardware acceleration issue with Debian 11 on NUC10i7

Hi all, I cannot make hardware acceleration on my NUC10i7 runing Debian 11 and the latest Jellyfin version. Can somebody help with troubleshooting?

Many thanks, ioan

I have tried VAAPI, Intel Quick Sync and Nvidia NVENC. I get same non-compatible error when trying to play.

For QSV setup, for example.

uname -a

Linux tux 5.10.0-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.10.9-1 (2021-01-20) x86_64 GNU/Linux

lscpu | grep ‘Model name’

Model name: Intel® Core™ i7-10710U CPU @ 1.10GHz

apt list jellyfin

Listing… Done
jellyfin/unknown,now 10.6.4-1 all [installed]

#ls -l /dev/dri
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 80 Jan 29 09:19 by-path
crw-rw---- 1 root render 226, 0 Jan 29 09:19 card0
crw-rw---- 1 root render 226, 128 Jan 29 09:19 renderD128

cat /etc/group | grep render

render:x:107:jellyfin

apt list jellyfin-ffmpeg

Listing… Done
jellyfin-ffmpeg/unknown,now 4.3.1-3-bullseye amd64 [installed]

apt list intel-media-va-driver-non-free

Listing… Done
intel-media-va-driver-non-free/testing,now 20.4.5+ds1-1 amd64 [installed]

vainfo | grep iHD

error: can’t connect to X server!
libva info: VA-API version 1.10.0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/iHD_drv_video.so
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_1_10
libva info: va_openDriver() returns 0
vainfo: Driver version: Intel iHD driver for Intel® Gen Graphics - 20.4.5 ()
root@tux:~#

And I get this error when trying to play any video file (not only h265 or h264)
Playback Error
This client isn’t compatible with the media and the server isn’t sending a compatible media format.

Just FYI, I managed to install Ubuntu 20.04 on my NUC10i7 and everything is working just fine, including the hardware acceleration (Intel Quick Sync).

Many thanks for your awesome work, Jellyfin team!

Having the same problem. How did you solve it?

Hi Albert, sorry for late reply. If you still want to know, the issue was fixed once I managed to install Ubuntu 20.04 on the NUC. And that was fixed by brining the BIOS to factory default (or optimized settings)