What is Hardware Acceleration | VideoByte

Hardware acceleration refers to when a program uses a computer's hardware in support to perform some functions more efficiently than capable in the software. The hardware was designed to perform some functions faster than software running on the CPU alone.

In VideoByte, hardware acceleration utilizes your computer's graphics processing unit (GPU) to speed up video decoding, where portions of the video decoding process and video post-processing are offloaded to the GPU hardware. More recent graphics cards even decode high-definition video on the card, offloading the central processing unit.

VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper uses NVIDIA NVENC, NVIDIA CUDA and Intel QSV technologies to speed up conversion process. GPU Acceleration only applies for H264 encoder and H265 encoder. NVIDIA NVENC and NVIDIA CUDA use the discrete graphics chips of NVIDIA to accelerate the conversion. Intel QSV accelerates the video conversion using the integrated graphics chip embedded in Intel CPU.