Enable Intel QSV in version 1.1.0

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secondn8ture
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Enable Intel QSV in version 1.1.0

Post by secondn8ture » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:46 pm

Description of problem or question:
Intel Quck Sync is not available in video tab in Ubuntu 16.04. Release notes for 1.1.0 mentions QSV support is experimental and a specific Intel driver is required. Which specific driver is required and how do I enable QSV?

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JohnAStebbins
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Re: Enable Intel QSV in version 1.1.0

Post by JohnAStebbins » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:23 pm

Ubuntu binary releases are not built with QSV support. In theory, HandBrake on *nix can be built with QSV support enabled. But I have never done this myself.

Given the number of support requests/issues we get for the windows builds with QSV, I'm not in any hurry to enable QSV in Ubuntu builds.

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Re: Enable Intel QSV in version 1.1.0

Post by s55 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:26 pm

At some point I'll try write up some instructions to get this "working" but it's a little involved and requires compiling from source. Hence "Experimental"

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Re: Enable Intel QSV in version 1.1.0

Post by secondn8ture » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:16 am

Thanks for the quick reply. Installing from source is no problem, just need to know if there is anything specific I need to do outside of the usual configure/make/make install process to get QSV enabled.

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Re: Enable Intel QSV in version 1.1.0

Post by veysey » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:48 am

Thank you for the replies on this thread. I'll also look forward to a writeup whenever possible. In particular, I'm curious as to whether handbrake uses the intel mediasdk or the va-api interface to access QSV GPU encoding functions.

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Re: Enable Intel QSV in version 1.1.0

Post by Rodeo » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:07 pm

MediaSDK, though IIRC MSDK leverages vaapi for decoding (but not encoding?).

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