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[Anandtech]Handbrake to get QuickSync support

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Anand mentioned the Intel Media SDK 2013 here
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The latest version of Intel's Media SDK open sourced a key component of the QuickSync pipeline that would allow the open source community to begin to integrate QuickSync into their applications,

The support has been in testing for a while, but the Handbrake folks say that they expect to get comparable speedups to other QuickSync enabled applications.

Interesting news, the current gen CPU Handbrake performance is as follows:


Edited by sherlock - 3/27/13 at 8:14pm
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Curious to see what encoder will be supported on Handbrake, specifically x264. Then again, if you're serious about encoding, you wouldn't touch QS, or Handbrake for that matter.

Nonetheless, good support for the open source community. Nice find. +rep
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YES! FINALLY, I've been waiting for this to come to handbrake for the past 8-9 months!
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Curious to see what encoder will be supported on Handbrake, specifically x264. Then again, if you're serious about encoding, you wouldn't touch QS, or Handbrake for that matter.

Nonetheless, good support for the open source community. Nice find. +rep


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Hopefully these new Handbrake builds gets out before Haswell(with QuickSync3.0) so we can see them in the Haswell reviews.
Edited by sherlock - 3/27/13 at 9:34pm
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Sweet, but still waiting for the OpenCL-enabled builds... rolleyes.gif I have had good luck with MediaCoder's QuickSync conversion in the past, so this should be good as well.
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Then again, if you're serious about encoding, you wouldn't touch QS, or Handbrake for that matter.

Why? Handbrake has good encoding quality and tons of options, including a command line for those who need it. Most people don't need the likes of Adobe Media Encoder or the like, .
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post #7 of 23
I use MediaCoder, in combination with VOBMerge. While Handbrake is good, MediaCoder seems to have a broader range of encoding options that makes for a high quality video.
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I mainly use Freemake Video converter because I get CUDA & DXVA accleration on it, plus it can join different video files together(I do that a lot). However there are video formats I couldn't get good quality on first pass with Freemake(mkv 10bit) that I use handbrake on.
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At risk of sounding elitist, what benefit does Quicksync actually have over x264 on fast presets? All this GPU/Quicksync encoding talk never made sense to me, there simply is no short-cut to video encoding.

I could understand Quicksync being used for game streaming, when CPU is being highly used, but for basic video encoding I really don't see the benefits of it over x264 on a fast preset.
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I've enjoyed using handbrake in the past. I'm currently running the OpenCL decode version and it's been very fast and has had great visual quality using some custom settings.
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