NVidia® Products with the Kepler, Maxwell and Pascal generation GPUs contain a dedicated accelerator for video encoding and decoding, called NVENC, on the GPU die.
NVENCODE API enables software developers to configure this dedicated hardware video encoder. This dedicated accelerator encodes video at higher speeds and power efficiency than CUDA-based or CPU-based encoders at equivalent quality. NVENCODE API allows the programmer to control various settings of the encoder to set the desired trade-off between quality and performance.
Nimble Streamer Live Transcoder has full support for NVidia video encoding hardware acceleration. Having the hardware capable of the processing and drivers properly installed, you can choose NVENC to handle streams' encoding.
NVENC hardware acceleration is available on wide range of devices. You can see them all on NVidia website and choose the best one for you.
In order to make NVENC work you need to install NVidia device drivers from NVidia website. They are available for both Linux and Windows.
All encoding capabilities of NVidia® NVENC are available as part of our transcoding solution which has the following features
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