[vlc-devel] Why VLC can't use H.264 HW codec?

Thomas Guillem thomas at gllm.fr
Tue Jul 4 13:57:52 CEST 2017


In the future you should use the android mailing list for android
question android at videolan.org, but it's OK, we can continue the
discussion here for now.

Could you give us your android device name / brand ?
Did you try with the last beta version of vlc ? (just go here
https://play.google.com/apps/testing/org.videolan.vlc and update the app
via the playstore).

Does it happen with every H.264 samples ? If not, could you give us the
sample ?


On Tue, Jul 4, 2017, at 08:33, Chih-Wei Huang wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm testing VLC on Android-x86 7.1-rc1.
> I noticed a strange issue. That is,
> VLC won't use the system hardware codec
> to play an H.264 encoded video file.
> I guess it uses the SW codec in itself.
> No matter what settings I changed in the app.
> I confirmed this by checking logcat and CPU load.
> The CPU load on playing H.264 files by VLC
> is much higher than other players like MX Player.
> On the other hand, HEVC (H.265) or VP9
> encoded files don't have such an issue.
> Any idea?
> -- 
> Chih-Wei
> Android-x86 project
> http://www.android-x86.org
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