[FFmpeg-user] any hardware accelerated h.264 encoder works with FFMPEG ?

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Thu Dec 27 14:17:38 CET 2012

Fernando Cassia <fcassia <at> gmail.com> writes:

> The $1M dollar question, of course, is if FFMPEG can use 
> those devices for H.264 compression offloading off the cpu.

In general, developers believe that you generally get slower 
encoding with worse quality if you are not using the CPU. This 
may not be true if you use an Atom with external hardware, but 
this sounds like an atypical use-case. The typical case is a 
very fast CPU with a GPU that encodes slower at a significantly 
worse quality.

This may change if you can point us to the SDK of such an 
external encoder, FFmpeg generally accepts external encoders if 
there is a use-case.

Carl Eugen

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