[winswitch] NVENC developer key?
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Fri Nov 21 03:45:28 GMT 2014
Sweet! But you think/know that this won't work on a gtx 670 because it's
On Nov 20, 2014 9:04 PM, "Antoine Martin" <antoine at nagafix.co.uk> wrote:
> Good news everyone,
> It seems that the beta drivers 346.16 do not require *any* license keys
> at all to run (at least on the "GTX 750Ti"s I have tested on).
> So, anyone with a sufficiently recent Nvidia card can now enjoy hardware
> accelerated encoding, giving you very low latency + high framerate.
> The not so good news: I have found a serious bug in xpra with NVENC, and
> so you should really avoid using this module with Xpra 0.14 unless you
> *never* resize any of your windows... It is also quite difficult to
> deploy in 0.14 as you need to full CUDA SDK at runtime.
> I strongly recommend using the upcoming 0.15 release instead which has
> much improved NVENC support, including SDKv4 support.
> On 15/06/14 21:55, Antoine Martin wrote:
> >> Quick update on this: NVidia's contempt for Linux users continues
> >> 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.
> > Slight correction:
> > * it is the 340 branch that breaks the API and looks like it will need a
> > new SDK
> > * the 337 branch does run, but breaks the YUV444 mode, so we now disable
> > support for it when this driver version is detected.
> > I have summarized this nvidia driver mess here:
> > http://xpra.org/trac/ticket/595#comment:1
> > Antoine
> >> Start of rant:
> >> "Proprietary Tyrants"
> >> http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/proprietary-tyrants.html
> >> " 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"
> >> http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/proprietary-sabotage.html
> >> "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master--and if you use the program,
> >> he is your master." - RMS
> >> End of rant.
> >> Cheers
> >> Antoine
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