Adding support for hardware H.264 encoder on AMD cards

ID: FR01P03578 Priority: Low
Products: NoMachine Server Target: 6
Status: Approved  

Thanks to this implementation, NoMachine will be able to use the GPU-accelerated H.264 encoding provided by AMD's Video Coding Engine (VCE) on the machines having a graphics card supporting it.

This means that it will be no longer necessary to have the H.264 encoding library (libx264)  installed on the host machine where the server is running.

Moreover, this implementation will allow to offload the CPU from the expensive encoding process.