NVIDIA GPUs power millions of desktops, notebooks, workstations and supercomputers around the world, accelerating computationally-intensive tasks for consumers, professionals, scientists, and researchers. To deliver better media conversion experience, Leawo’s media converting solutions have been upgraded with NVIDIA CUDA technology, offering improved video encoding/decoding performance (when processing high-definition videos in particular) for any computer running on CUDA-enabled GPU. By processing video conversions on NVIDIA’s GPU instead of your computer’s CPU, more CPU resources can be spared for other applications, making your computer run 6 times faster.

NVIDIA CUDA Acceleration Examples

Without NVIDIA CUDA Acceleration

NVIDIA CUDA Accelerated

BD50 to AVI

249min

117min

BD50 to MKV

304min

115min

BD50 to MP4

248min

104min

       OS: Win 7 Ultimate                      Disc:DOOM

CPU: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU E3400 @ 2.60GHz           Input: BD 50

               Graphic: NVIDIA 210                 Output: MKV, AVI, MP4 (1024×768)

Presently, Leawo software programs including video converter, Blu-ray Ripper, DVD Ripper, YouTube Downloader, Video Accelerator, etc. supports NVIDIA CUDA accelerating. Converting software solutions that don’t support NVIDIA CUDA accelerating are DVD Copy, DVD Creator, Blu-ray Copy, Blu-ray Creator and Blu-ray to MKV Converter.

Conversion profiles that leverage CUDA technology are clearly labeled; users can optionally enable GPU encoding/decoding acceleration once CUDA-enable graphics card has been detected.

How to open NVIDIA CUDA/AMD APP acceleration on Leawo’s products

On some of Leawo’s media converter programs, like Blu-ray Ripper and Blu-ray Copy, click the “Settings” wheel icon on the top-right corner of menu bar, then enter “Performance” tab to check “Enable NVIDIA CUDA Acceleration” button for activating NVIDIA CUDA accelerating. AMD APP accelerating shares the same operation on opening.

On other programs that still adopt old interface, click “Tools > Options > Conversion” tab to open accelerating.

Operating system

Operating System of CUDA:  Windows 8/Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP/Windows Server 2008/Windows Server 2003/

Supported Formats

Input Video Formats: AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, FLV, MKV, H.264/MPEG-4, DivX, XviD, MOV, M4V, VOB, ASF, 3GP, 3G2, SWF, H.261, H.264, DV, DIF, MJPG, MJPEG, DVR-MS, NUT, QT, YUV, DAT, MPV, NSV AVCHD Video (*.mts, *.m2ts), H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (*.mp4), MPEG2 HD Video (*.mpg; *.mpeg), MPEG-4 TS HD Video (*.ts), MPEG-2 TS HD Video (*.ts), Quick Time HD Video (*.mov), WMV HD Video (*.xwmv), Audio-Video Interleaved HD Video (*.avi)

Output Video Formats: all video formats with H.264 codec

Supported NVIDIA GPUS for NVENC SDK

•NVIDIA Quadro K4000 and above – Desktop Workstation
•NVIDIA Quadro K2000M and above – Mobile Workstation
•NVIDIA Tesla K10 and above – High Performance Computing
•NVIDIA GRID – Virtual Desktops & Applications
•NVIDIA GeForce – Desktop and Mobile Computers

Note: New NVIDIA graphic drivers that adopt NVENC SDK only support graphic cards with Kepler and Maxwell architectures. To enable graphic cards accelerating, those non-Kepler-and-Maxwell graphic cards need to install previous drivers. GeForce graphic cards need to install 337.88 or previous versions, and Quadro/Tesla graphic cards need to install V341.05 or before. These drivers could be found here https://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us.

For the features, specs and architectures of all graphic cards, please click: https://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus.

The official explanation about NVENC SDK adopted by Leawo’s products is available here: https://developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-video-codec-sdk.