[FFmpeg-user] GPU/CPU encoding

Moritz Barsnick barsnick at gmx.net
Thu Apr 25 16:38:44 EEST 2019

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On Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 15:29:17 +0300, lastkill at tut.by wrote:
> hi! i need to know if ffmpeg.exe uses Gpu or cpu when we use it to convert video to number of images?

ffmpeg can use either CPU or GPU for decoding video.
ffmpeg can use either CPU or GPU for filtering video.
ffmpeg will only use CPU for encoding the resulting images (for most
image formats).

It all depends on your hardware of course, whether your ffmpeg is built
with the support for it, and also on the codec used (and the filters

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