When will HandBrake get some OpenCL treatment?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ss957916, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know what it is or what it means but I've seen loads of stuff about this Open CL and Open GL (that G makes all the difference) and how it makes stuff quicker.

    So when do we think HandBrake will get some of this CL/GL stuff? Would be great to speed up the DVD encoding if it's possible.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    It's not Handbrake that needs to OpenCL/GCD magic, it's the underlying encoders and they're highly unlikely to ever get those changes made.
     
  3. bezerk3r86 macrumors member

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    Let's hope they are hard at work on their 1.0 release with this.
     
  4. jbuk macrumors regular

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    Yeah, the underlying video encoder for HandBrake (audio encoding is relatively fast) is x264, and being a cross-platform program, is unlikely ever to implement an OS X specific function.

    Also OpenGL is a graphics standard, like Microsoft's DirectX. It cannot be used directly for video encoding, but something called GPGPU, which means using the graphics processor for general purpose tasks, can be used. This is what OpenCL and NVidia's CUDA are.
     

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