[FFmpeg-user] Hardware accelerated decoding

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Thu Mar 21 01:09:49 CET 2013

Timothy Gu <timothygu99 <at> gmail.com> writes:

> I have a machine with both Windows and Linux. Can I use hardware
> accelerated decoding for ffmpeg with my NVidia card (with Optimus,
> unfortunately) in either of the OSs?

On Linux, you can use VDPAU for playback with for example MPlayer, 
decoding with ffmpeg (the command line application) is not supported.

On Windows, you can use a patch that you can find on ffmpeg-devel.

> Right now, I can use a Directshow filter supporting hardware decoding then
> use AviSynth directshowsource() to feed it to ffmpeg, but I need a more
> straightforward solution. I know that in Linux nouveau doesn't support
> decoding, but I don't know about proprietary driver.

Doesn't the latest version support VDPAU?

Carl Eugen

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