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Video transcoding using GPU accelerated decoder
Author(s): Wei-Lien Hsu
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Paper Abstract

Due to the growing popularity of portable multimedia display devices and wide availability of high-definition video content, the transcoding of high-resolution videos into lower resolution ones with different formats has become a crucial challenge for PC platforms. This paper presents our study on the leveraging of the Unified Video Decoder (UVD) provided by the graphics processor unit (GPU) for achieving high-speed video transcoding with low CPU usage. Our experimental results show off-loading video decoding and video scaling to the GPU can double transcoding speed with only half the CPU usage compared to in-box software decoders for transcoding 1080p (1920x1080) video content on an AMD Vision processor with an integrated graphics unit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 January 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7872, Parallel Processing for Imaging Applications, 78720G (25 January 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.876569
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Wei-Lien Hsu, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7872:
Parallel Processing for Imaging Applications
John D. Owens; I-Jong Lin; Yu-Jin Zhang; Giordano B. Beretta, Editor(s)

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