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 68020

    May 31, 2015
    With Infuse Pro.

    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 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    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 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA

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