Tegra/Downstream SW/Linux4Tegra/WebBrowsers/Hardware Accelerated Video Decoding

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The bundled Chromium and Firefox don't use the Video Decoding Hardware and therefore the playback of High bandwidth Full HD videos and 4K videos not only saturate all the 4 cores but also lag a lot to the extend that the video is not watchable. The browsers manage to play low bandwidth Full HD videos and lesser resolution videos with ease using the software codec. Linux4Tegra package has the necessary Gstreamer libraries and Firefox has Gstreamer support but I couldn't yet get firefox achieve H/W acceleration, however recompiling Chrome with certain options and a few hacks enable it to achieve H/W acceleration.