Author Topic: VLC 4.0.0 beta with DXVA AV1 decoding on GeForce RTX 30 and Intel TL/Xe GPUs  (Read 696 times)

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As AV1, the royalty free video codec, is getting some traction, hardware decoding is finally arriving. On PC the new NVIDIA RTX 30 GPUs and Intel Tiger Lake/Xe GPUs can support hardware decoding of 8-bit and 10-bit 4:2:0 sources (the most common formats for online videos). That's sufficient to decode 4K HDR content with moderate power usage.

dav1d, the AV1 software decoder, has been adopted by almost everyone. It's the fastest on all CPU platforms. So it was only natural to add hardware decoder in there to make it even faster when the hardware can help. With the help of some test code by one of the DXVA AV1 spec author, after some fixing tweaking, testing, wrapping in VLC I managed to get AV1 decoding on the NVIDIA and Intel (test) hardware on Windows 10.

- Direct download of VLC 4.0.0 with DXVA / AV1 support
- source @
- AV1 Video Codec
- via

I quickly tested the new VLC 4.0 but I don't know why, I don't like the new interface...