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plexuser
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Intel Quick Sync

Post by plexuser » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:58 pm

Description of problem or question:
I use the CLI Version and i can't find the option how to activate Intel Quick Sync (QSV) ?


HandBrake version: 1.1.1 CLI Linux Version




Operating system and version:
Debian 9.5

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s55
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Re: Intel Quick Sync

Post by s55 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:04 pm

It's an experimental feature so is only accessible when you compile from source with --enable-qsv and you have the MediaSDK-2018-Q2.1 pack installed.

Note, Debian kernel may also be too old to support this feature if they've not updated it recently. So that may need a manual upgrade too.

It's just another encoder in the lost, so -e h264_qsv (after the above is sorted)

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Re: Intel Quick Sync

Post by Rodeo » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:20 pm

s55 wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:04 pm
It's just another encoder in the lost, so -e h264_qsv (after the above is sorted)
qsv_h264 ;)

h264_qsv is the decoder.

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Re: Intel Quick Sync

Post by plexuser » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:21 pm

Thank You!
It's great, a little performance increase is always nice :)
Do you know when the next release with Quick Sync will be released for Debian and is it possible that there will be a additional performance boost in comparison to this beta, becuase i don't have results like this: https://www.zdnet.de/wp-content/uploads ... chmark.jpg

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Re: Intel Quick Sync

Post by s55 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:28 pm

Debian is not a platform we support. If your using the debian multi-media builds, then you should be warned we've blacklisted those:
https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/1.1.0/get- ... brake.html (see note about broken 3rd party builds)

I'm not sure if debian supports flatpak yet but that will be the only method of using an official build of HandBrake on that platform (unless you compile from source).

No ETA on taking experimental flag off Quicksync.

The hardware is set in stone so no, don't expect any performance boosts.

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Re: Intel Quick Sync

Post by plexuser » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:43 pm

Okay so do you think if i switch to ubuntu i will get better performance ?

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Re: Intel Quick Sync

Post by s55 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:00 pm

Unless something is broken about your setup, you wouldn't see any real performance improvement.

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