DXVA not working?

Jan 6, 2015 at 2:26 AM
Simple: VidCoder seems to make no use of my graphics card with DXVA on, while Handbrake at the very least ups the clock speed. The GPU reports no load either way, and encode times are unaffected. This is on an AMD R9 290. Perhaps this is more of an issue with Handbrake?

Incidentally, shouldn't the GPU be utilized? Why is it not?
Coordinator
Jan 6, 2015 at 5:51 AM
DXVA only helps a little bit when scaling, and can actually hurt if you have a powerful system. You're most likely to get better performance using QSV encoding.
Jan 6, 2015 at 6:22 AM
Would using one of these programs listed in this link speed up encoding then? Including Handbrake beta? I hate having a $500 video card just sitting there, idle.
Coordinator
Jan 6, 2015 at 2:52 PM
VidCoder supports QSV encoding, as does HandBrake's stable version now. Your system needs to meet the requirements though, including having a display powered by Intel HD graphics.