- Windows 10 for ARM with Qualcomm ARM processors. This encoder will not display on x86 based systems.
If your computer is supported you will see one or more of the following video encoders added to the encoder control on the
- H.264 (MediaFoundation)
- H.265 (MediaFoundation)
The following presets are available under the ‘Hardware’ category in the presets menu:
- H.265 MF 2160P 4K
- H.265 MF 1080p
These are a good starting point for configuring HandBrake to use these encoders.
Only video encoding is performed by the hardware encoder. Every stage prior to and after video encoding including decoding, filters, audio/video sync, audio encoding, muxing, etc., is performed by the CPU. As a result, it is normal to have high (even 100%) CPU utilisation during encodes.
It is common, particularly on lower-end hardware, for the CPU to be a bottleneck for the hardware video encoder. To minimize this effect, disable any filters that you do not require.
There are no advanced options available for VideoToolbox encoders.