Linux - Ubuntu 18.04

Parsec offers a Linux app compatible with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Install it from our downloads page.

Please note that this Parsec app has been tested on a standard Ubuntu build, with hardware aligning to our documented recommendations. Any issues arising on other builds, distributions, or drivers are best supported by our help channel on Discord.



Parsec will run with hardware accelerated decoding on Intel HD Graphics by default.

AMD and Nvidia cards need to have a VAAPI-VDPAU wrapper setup, which most systems have by default. You may need to set your your libva to use it with export LIBVA_DRIVER_NAME=vdpau. You can use vainfo to verify that your system has hardware decoding enabled.

Alternatively, you can switch to the Intel hardware accelerated decoding if you switch Intel to your primary device. For all hardware, please use the newest drivers. For instance, you will need Nvidia driver 375.39 or greater.