No GPU h264 decoding?

  • Hi,
    I have installed the Chrome extension h264ify into Opera to switch from VP9 to h264 video format in the YouTube HTML5 video player so I could benefit from GPU video decoding.
    In Chrome (with h264ify uinstalled), when I start an YouTube video, I can see in the Chrome task manager the tab with the video drains 10-20% of CPU whereas in Opera the same video drains 50-60% of CPU.
    The #disable-accelerated-video-decode feature in opera://flags special page is set to its default disabled state. On the opera://gpu special page there's Video Decode: Hardware accelerated line. When clicking on the statistics for experts button in the HTML5 video player it says it uses AVC for a codec.
    Where's the problem? Is it a bug? Thanks.

  • Damn it, I forgot to say I use the latest stable Opera 30 installed on Win7SP1 x64. I always forget that.

  • Did you get any response yet? 😕

Log in to reply
 

Looks like your connection to Opera forums was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.