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GPU Compatibility List (H.264/AVC)

Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:20 pm

Dear All!

Mirillis Team is determined to make Splash compatible with most of the GPUs on the market. Now we need your help to collect information about compatibility of Splash with different hardware configurations (mostly GPU types). This is the first of several surveys that will follow in the future (MPEG-2, VC-1 etc.).

Please post your Graphics Card/GPU vendor, model and OS on which you are running Splash if you can select hardware acceleration and it works properly. If you can enable hardware acceleration but problems occur during playback let us know about them.

Please post your results using the template below.

GPU VENDOR: <GPU vendor>
GPU MODEL: <GPU model + amout of VRAM if possible>
OS: <OS>

Thank you!

ATI/AMD modelPC TypeSystemComments
Radeon HD2400 PROLaptopVista/7-
Radeon HD2600 PRODesktopXP/Vista-
Radeon HD2600 XTDesktop7-
Radeon HD3200Laptop7-
Radeon HD3450DesktopVista-
Radeon HD3650LaptopXP/Vista/7-
Radeon HD3850NetbookXP/Vista-
Radeon HD4200 (onboard)Netbook7-
Radeon HD4550DesktopXP/Vista/7-
Radeon HD4670DesktopVista/7-
Radeon HD4850LaptopVista/7-
Radeon HD5770DesktopVista/7-
Radeon HD5850DesktopVista/7-
Windows Vista or Windows 7 is required for hardware accelerated H.264 video decoding with Intel.
Intel modelPC TypeSystemComments
GMA X4500HD (G45)DesktopVista/7-
GMA 4500MHD (GM45)LaptopVista-
nVidia modelPC TypeSystemComments
GeForce 8400M GSLaptopVista/7-
GeForce 8500 GTDesktopVista-
GeForce 8600 GTDesktopXP-
GeForce 8600M GTLaptopVista-
GeForce 8800GTDesktopVista-
GeForce 9200MLaptopVista-
GeForce 9300M GS (Ion)Netbook7-
GeForce 9400M (Ion)Netbook7-
GeForce 9500 GTDesktopXP/Vista/7-
GeForce 9600 GSODesktopVista/7-
GeForce 9600M GTLaptopVista-
GeForce 9800GTDesktopXP/Vista-
GeForce 9800GTX+DesktopVista-
GeForce GTX260DesktopXP/Vista-
GeForce GTX275DesktopXP/Vista-
GeForce GTX280DesktopXP/Vista-
GeForce GTX285DesktopVista-
GeForce GTX295DesktopVista-
Quadro FX 570MLaptopVista/7-
Quadro FX 770MLaptopVista-

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Re: GPU Compatibility List (H.264/AVC)

Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:18 pm

OS: Windows 7

I am not sure about amount of VRAM - ION uses it's own + DDR3 RAM (so dxdiag shows 1391MB)... But since it plays High@L5.0 I think it has 256Mb.
P.s. originally it was ION LE, but there is no difference in hardware between LE and not-LE so it's possible to "convert" LE to non-LE...
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Re: GPU Compatibility List (H.264/AVC)

Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:57 pm

Computer: Desktop
GPU: Ati Radeon HD4200 (onboard) dedicated video memory 512 MB , shared system memory 1023 mb so in total 1535 mb with last drivers and catalyst
CPU: Phenom II x3 720
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64

works fine in hardware mode and software mode too , but there is space for improvements like always :)

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Re: GPU Compatibility List (H.264/AVC)

Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:04 am

Good idea :)

GPU MODEL: Intel 4500MHD I think
OS: w7

on my dekstop H/A is not available.

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Re: GPU Compatibility List (H.264/AVC)

Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:13 pm

Hi. I've tested Splash on 3 machines. Here are my results:
GPU MODEL: Radeon HD 2600 XT 256 MB GDDR4
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Everything is working good. CPU utilization only 0-2%. GPU utilization 5%. Looks good, but if I click pause, CPU and GPU utilizations stays the same. Not that it's big problem, but this gives greater power consumption.

GPU MODEL: G31/G33 8 MB Shared
OS: Windows XP SP3

Force video overlay is checked and disabled. CPU utilization 5-23%.

GPU MODEL: M650 64 MB Shared
OS: Windows XP SP3

The player starts, but when I try to play the movie:

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Failed to create overlay surface!
Ghost: We have not tested Splash with sis chipsets, you can try to update drivers but this graphics chipset probably does not meet Splash requirements.

Also, if I press "i" while not playing anything:

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Visual Studio Just-In-Time Debugger
An unhandled win32 exception occurred in SplashLite.exe [3976]. Just-In-Time debugging this exception failed with the following error: No installed debugger has Just-In-Time debugging enabled. In Visual Studio, Just-In-Time debugging can be enabled from Tools/Options/Debugging/Just-In-Time.

Check the documentation index for 'Just-in-time debugging, errors' for more information.
Ghost: Thanks for reporting, this should be fixed in next Lite version.

All test made with Splash 1.2. Video file info:

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Complete name                    : F:\Downloads\****************\**********720p.x264.DTS.mkv
Format                           : Matroska
File size                        : 4.37 GiB
Duration                         : 1h 21mn
Overall bit rate                 : 7 651 Kbps
Encoded date                     : UTC 2009-11-27 11:57:34
Writing application              : mkvmerge v2.9.7 ('Tenderness') built on Jul  1 2009 18:43:35
Writing library                  : libebml v0.7.7 + libmatroska v0.8.1

Format                           : AVC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                   : High@L4.1
Format settings, CABAC           : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames        : 11 frames
Muxing mode                      : Container profile=Unknown@4.1
Codec ID                         : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration                         : 1h 21mn
Bit rate                         : 5 803 Kbps
Nominal bit rate                 : 6 144 Kbps
Width                            : 1 280 pixels
Height                           : 532 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 2.406
Frame rate                       : 23.976 fps
Resolution                       : 24 bits
Colorimetry                      : 4:2:0
Scan type                        : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.376
Writing library                  : x264 core 68 r1179M 96e2229
Encoding settings                : cabac=1 / ref=11 / deblock=1:-3:-3 / analyse=0x3:0x133 / me=umh / subme=9 / psy_rd=1.1:0.0 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=48 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=12 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / mbaff=0 / bframes=5 / b_pyramid=1 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / wpredb=1 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / rc=2pass / bitrate=6144 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / vbv_maxrate=50000 / vbv_bufsize=50000 / ip_ratio=1.40 / pb_ratio=1.30 / aq=1:0.90
Language                         : English

Format                           : DTS
Format/Info                      : Digital Theater Systems
Codec ID                         : A_DTS
Duration                         : 1h 21mn
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 1 536 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 6 channels
Channel positions                : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Resolution                       : 16 bits
Title                            : English DTS 5.1 CH @ 1.5M
Language                         : English

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Re: GPU Compatibility List (H.264/AVC)

Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:51 pm

I have the same problem with "Visual Studio Just-In-Time Debugger" and I'm looking forward to next version and new Splash Pro. It’s the best video player for my laptop with GMA 4500MHD (GS45). Splash video hardware acceleration is perfect. Much better than DXVA in MPC Home Cinema. Good job!

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Re: GPU Compatibility List (H.264/AVC)

Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:38 am

in splash lite 1.2 i have some problems with hd videos in gpu mode ... some frame loss with sound too..

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Re: GPU Compatibility List (H.264/AVC)

Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:25 pm

both pc im posting the GPU info on are running windows 7 pro 64 bit

Here are the two

Intel G31/G33 express GPU acceleration dose not work
Ghost: G31/G33 chipset supports only MPEG-2 accelration and it will be avialable in Splash PRO.

ATI Radeon HD 4600 rv730 GPU acceleration dose work
DGMurdockIII: actually it dose work
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Re: GPU Compatibility List (H.264/AVC)

Mon May 03, 2010 6:52 pm

This one works with the H.264 hardware acceleration:

COMPUTER: LAPTOP (HP with AMD Athlon X2 dual core QL-62 2.0 GHz)
GPU MODEL: Radeon HD 3200 w/ 700 MB

As a new camcorder owner, I went through multiple viewers until I found Splash, which is head and shoulders above anything I've found. A big thank you to the Mirillis team! I'm looking forward to the release of the camcorder version.

I am also trying to update a different older machine with a GPU that can take advantage of the H.264 hardware acceleration. Unfortunately, it only has a AGP interface, and not PCI-e. I've noticed on an NVIDIA site that a GPU can have the same model number, yet different specs depending upon the interface (limited in the AGP cases). Is your list only applicable to PCI-e interfaces? and if so, has anyone gotten the H.264 hardware acceleration to work with Splash through an AGP interface? If so, please offer recommendations. Thanks.

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Re: GPU Compatibility List (H.264/AVC)

Wed May 26, 2010 1:11 am

GPU MODEL: GeForce Go 7600 / 256MB Ram
OS: XP MCE 2005 SP3

I cannot able/disable hardware acceleration from video menù. The option is obscured.....anyone could say me why?
CPU Intel Centrino 2 T5500 @ 1,66Ghz
GPU GeForce GO 7600 256MB
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