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What is GPU encoding and how to use it to speed up conversion?

Last Revised: 2013-08-28 17:37:28
GPU accelerating enables you to convert video TWO to FIVE times faster by using GPU hardware if you convert non-protected videos with H.264 encoding technology. Below is how to enable GPU encoding to speed up your video conversion.

1. First of all, make sure your computer has a NVIDIA CUDA, AMD or Intel-enabled Graphics card.
2. Import a non-protected video to our application, and activate Use GPU encoding under Tools > Preferences > General menu. 
3. Select an format you want from the Profile list, and click the Advanced (or Settings) button to select  the H.264 encoder under Video Encoder.
4. Click the Convert button to convert the imported video. GPU accelerating will be enabled automatically. You'll see the speed is faster than before.

Note: To make sure great performance of Use GPU encoding, check the information below and install the newest driver for your graphics card. See how to check the graphics card on your computer below.

1. Open the Start menu, choose Run and enter "dxdiag".
2. Click the OK button to launch the DirectX Diagnostic Tool. In the Display tab, you're able to check what's your graphics card and its driver.

For NVIDIA CUDA Graphics Cards

If your GPU driver is not the latest, download the newest driver through the link below and install on your computer.


For AMD APP Graphics Cards

If you're using AMD video cards, get the AMD Media Codec Package (namely the Avivo™ Package) to achieve excellent GPU accelerating performance. Now download the package through the link below and install on your computer after downloaded.


For Intel Quick Sync Video Cards

If you're using an Intel video card, the application can conduct GPU accelerating with Intel Quick Sync Video technology, which is used in the second generation Intel Core Processors or later only. Download the newest driver through the link below to realize a good GPU encoding performance.


If you're using the first generation Intel Core Processors, download and install Media SDK 2.0 instead. Get it below.


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