[winswitch] NVENC developer key?
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Mon Jun 9 02:15:59 BST 2014
Boooo! Thanks for the analysis.
On Jun 8, 2014 9:34 AM, "Antoine Martin" <antoine at nagafix.co.uk> wrote:
> On 28/03/14 10:38, Antoine Martin wrote:
> > On 28/03/14 04:25, ... wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> This open source project uses NVENC without requiring users to have
> >> own developer key: https://obsproject.com/
> >> What is the difference between OBS and xpra that xpra users must supply
> >> their own developer key to use NVENC?
> > According to my magic divining skills (or google search second hit):
> > https://twitter.com/OBSProject/status/431481382733627392
> > " Using NVENC just got easier - the latest @NVIDIAGeForce beta driver no
> > longer requires a license key! http://www.geforce.com/drivers"
> > I haven't confirmed that myself yet, and that project is for MS Windows
> > only, so there may be some difference in the drivers too.
> > I will update the wiki once this has been tested.
> Quick update on this: NVidia's contempt for Linux users continues unabated.
> The latest Linux drivers still require a license key to function with
> consumer cards, not only that but they have also changed those keys
> during the stable updates to their drivers: the latest 331 and 334
> drivers now require different keys than they did before.
> With the 337 branch it is even worse: the newer keys are accepted, but
> the API has changed and so the codec needs to be rebuilt against the
> newer API headers, which have not been released yet.. So this one is a
> complete no go at present.
> It also means that the nvenc codec in xpra is actually tied to specific
> versions of the drivers, which is another system maintenance headache.
> Start of rant:
> "Proprietary Tyrants"
> " A/tyrant/device is one that refuses to allow users to install a
> different operating system or a modified operating system. These devices
> have measures to block execution of anything other than the “approved”
> system versions. We also refer to this practice as/tivoization/."
> "Proprietary Sabotage"
> "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master--and if you use the program,
> he is your master." - RMS
> End of rant.
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