Use of Nvidia GPU

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plittlefield
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Use of Nvidia GPU

Post by plittlefield » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:26 am

I have an NVIDIA Corporation GF119 GeForce GT 520 video card in my headless server.

Can this be used to help offload the transcoding?

I have compiled HandBrakeCLI and this error is shown when running the command...

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Cannot load libnvidia-encode.so.1
Cannot load libnvidia-encode.so.1
Thanks,

Paully


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Re: Use of Nvidia GPU

Post by s55 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:36 am

Nope, that card can not be used. It doesn't support it.

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Re: Use of Nvidia GPU

Post by plittlefield » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:55 am

OK, is that why the error is shown?

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Re: Use of Nvidia GPU

Post by plittlefield » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:56 am

...and what's the lowest spec or cheapest Nvidia card that CAN be used for HEVC x265 or x264 transcoding help?

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Re: Use of Nvidia GPU

Post by s55 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:16 am

I'll just lift my answer from Github here as well:

Probably something like a GTX1030 would be a good bet.
In theory, as long as you've got an up-to-date Nividia driver running with your kernel it should work.

That said, we've done zero testing of this on Linux and won't be doing so, so your mileage may vary. There is no guarantee it'll work.

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Re: Use of Nvidia GPU

Post by plittlefield » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:35 pm

OK, so I have invested in a GTX 1050 which will be arriving soon.

If I compile handBrakeCLI by hand, what do I need to make sure I enable or will it just look for the NVidia drivers and suitable card automatically?

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