Does 10-bit video playback support really increase battery life on iPad while watching videos?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by max2, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. max2 macrumors 68000

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    With Infuse Pro. https://firecore.com/blog/18308

    There is the feature list.

    It has me interested but I only have Infuse 4 and never upgraded to Infuse 5. I switched to nPlayer Plus for my iPad.

    I don't think nPlayer Plus has this feature yet but the main reason I switched is because of subfolder support and no crashing while playing a video in the middle of it (really sucked).
     
  2. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Infuse used to use brute-force software decoding for 10-bit video since it was not supported via HW decoding. That puts a heavy load on the CPU and uses up a lot of battery compared to normal YV12 videos. Also, I think you needed minimum A8 or A9 for software decode of 10-bit H.264/HEVC.

    Note, it's only for A9 and later devices.
    • HW decoding of Hi10P (h.264 10-bit) videos on A9 and later devices
     
  3. masotime macrumors 68000

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