air video HD :hardware acceleration ?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Che Castro, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    I'm using the latest beta air video hd server , in the preference section theres a new option for hardware acceleration decoding and encoding
    should i turn this on for better streaming? is this going to use more cpu or less
    i have a 2012 mac mini base
  2. tjwilliams25 macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2014
    In theory it should lessen the load on your CPU. Basically, instead of the software doing all of the heavy lifting and running a bunch of processes to encode and decode video, the software will put to use a special node in your processor for that exact purpose. Your Mac Mini should be compatible, as it has a newer intel processor in it. I would say enable it and see if it makes using your computer while streaming easier. :)

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