2010-03-19

VLC Player does not support hardware decoding

I use VLC Player for many years.
Recently I tested in on a Intel E5300 / 4GB RAM PC.

I tried a 1080p movie, but on complicated scenes it freezes.
The CPU was nearly 100%. I thought that VLC will detect my GeForce 220, and use it to decode movies. After searching the internet forums, I realised that VLC does not support DVXA or other.

I tried Media Player Classic Home Cinema.
Totally no lag on the movie and CPU utilization ~10%.

You can get it here

All this was on Windows 7 - 32 bit


Update: From some time VLC now supports GPU Acceleration, although it is not enabled by default I think.... It is working perfect for me!

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