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Intel Quick Sync Video

Supported Hardware and Configurations

Please note, these are not hard limits and the feature may work on older cards and operating systems, but this is not officially supported.

Enabling support

Support for the QuickSync encoder can be enabled in preferences under the video tab. If your system is not supported, the option will be greyed out.


Take note that only the decode (when enabled) and encode portions of the pipeline is done on the Intel hardware. Every stage in the pipeline in-between including (decoding, filters, a/v sync, muxing etc.) all happen on the CPU. As a result, it is normal to have high, or 100% CPU utilisation during encodes.

It is common, particularly on lower end hardware that the CPU may be a bottleneck for the encoder. To minimise this effect, turn off any filters that you do not require.

Using the Advanced Options

QuickSync does have a limited set of advanced encoder options that can be used. Generally speaking is is not recommended to change these parameters. The built-in presets offer a good range of options.

From the command line, you can use the –encopts parameter as follows:


From the graphical user interface, just set the options in the dedicated text box:


Option Types

The following value types are supported (each option only accepts one value type):

Available Options

Available Options