I am having Broxton board. If I install Windows-10 onto it and play Ultra-HD video then it plays very smoothly. But If I install Ubuntu-16.10 onto the same hardware then the performance of same video is comparatively poor.

Is there any way to boost up video performance ? (Or is there any way to find out hardware capability to play at what extent it can play video smoothly ?)

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Ubuntu does not install and enable the accelerated video playback libraries by default. Install i965-va-driver (and optionally vainfo for testing).

For gstreamer based players (such as totem) gstreamer0.10-vaapi is needed as well

For vlc, the acceleration must be enabled in the settings.

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