Soon after NVENC v4 (#653), NVENC v5 is out.
monoChromeEncoding- would require some form of UI to toggle this on (preferably per window), this is likely to be very fast as it will only compress about a third of the amount of data
H265is supported, supposedly - though it's not entirely clear on which cards: https://developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-video-codec-sdk - Support for HEVC (H.265) encoding on GM20x GPUs (GTX980 and future Quadro/Tesla?/GRID platforms based on GM20x GPUs) (will need testing on the GTX 970 for example)
r8825 adds basic NVENC v5 support, but since it seems to be crippled on consumer cards (2 contexts maximum when I tried... and no way to supply a license key), I have added it at the end of the list: we try NVENC v4 and v3 before trying this one.
Still TODO (but lower priority since 2 contexts is just not enough):
they've moved the directory layout, still very weird, but different
I don't think we care too much about v5 support because of the hardware limitations, so feel free to just close this ticket if the codec builds (you can test with
video-encoders=nvenc5 to force the server to only use this one, otherwise nvenc4 and nvenc3 will take precendence)
On fedora 20 64bit with xpra from trunk (0.16)
After installing nvenc5 library and building this I can't seem to figure out why I can't use it.
Everything seems to compile just fine and install however when using
--video-encoders=nvenc5 when starting my server I get output simliar to this and it doesn't work
2015-05-21 19:14:27,517 ignoring unknown video encoders: nvenc5
Here are some stuff from xpra info.
$ xpra info :97|egrep "version|nvenc|cuda" encoding.PIL.version=2.8.1 encoding.buffer_api.version=1 encoding.cython.version=(0, 3, '0', '22', 'beta0') encoding.enc_webp.version=(0, 3, 1) encoding.numpy.version=1.8.2 encoding.nvenc5.version=5.0.0 encoding.swscale.version=(3, 1, 101) encoding.video-encoder.nvenc=disabled encoding.vpx.version=v1.4.0 encoding.x264.version=142 env.LD_LIBRARY_PATH=:/usr/local/cuda/lib64:/usr/lib64/nvidia env.PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/home/cosmo/.local/bin:/home/cosmo/bin:/usr/local/cuda/bin/ network.bencode.version=('Cython', 0, 12) network.lzo.version=2.08 network.pycrypto.version=2.6.1 network.rencode.version=('Cython', 1, 0, 3) network.zlib.version=1.0 server.argv=('/usr/bin/xpra', '--bind-tcp=0.0.0.0:11000', '--video-encoders=nvenc5', '--start-child=xterm -fg white -bg black', 'start', ':97', '--daemon=no') server.build.linker=GNU ld version 2.23.2 server.build.version=0.16.0 server.cairo.version=1.10.0 server.gdk.version=2.24.0 server.glib.version=(2, 38, 2) server.gobject.version=(2, 28, 6) server.gtk.version=(2, 24, 27) server.pango.version=1.36.1 server.path=('/usr/bin', '/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/gst-0.10', '/usr/bin', '/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pyopencl-2015.1-py2.7-linux-x86_64.egg', '/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/appdirs-1.4.0-py2.7.egg', '/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pytest-2.6.4-py2.7.egg', '/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pytools-2014.3.5-py2.7.egg', '/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/py-1.4.26-py2.7.egg', '/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pycuda-2014.1-py2.7-linux-x86_64.egg', '/usr/lib64/python27.zip', '/usr/lib64/python2.7', '/usr/lib64/python2.7/plat-linux2', '/usr/lib64/python2.7/lib-tk', '/usr/lib64/python2.7/lib-old', '/usr/lib64/python2.7/lib-dynload', '/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages', '/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/gtk-2.0', '/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages') server.pyglib.version=(2, 28, 6) server.pygtk.version=(2, 24, 0) server.python.full_version=2.7.5 (default, Apr 10 2015, 08:09:05) \n[GCC 4.8.3 20140911 (Red Hat 4.8.3-7)] server.python.version=2.7.5
Can you see what i'm doing wrong here why is it ignoring that choice of video encoder. At the moment i'm only compiling with nvenc5.
Please post the codec loader and video help in "-v" mode.
See debugging section in wiki/Encodings.
Just tried it, that's because the options for video encoders are:
xpra start --video-encoders=help the following video encoders may be available: x264, vpx, nvenc
There is no way to select which version of nvenc you want, we choose the "best" one if more than one is built.
So, to try nvenc5, you have to build with "
r9475 makes it easier to test, ie:
XPRA_NVENC_VERSIONS=5,4,3 xpra start
Okay got everything working and seems to work just fine so closing this ticket.
Output from initialization
2015-05-28 16:47:03,273 CUDA initialization (this may take a few seconds) 2015-05-28 16:47:04,505 CUDA 6.0.0 / PyCUDA 2014.1, found 2 device(s): 2015-05-28 16:47:04,653 + GeForce GTX 750 Ti @ 0000:83:00.0 (memory: 98% free, compute: 5.0) 2015-05-28 16:47:04,782 + GeForce GTX 650 @ 0000:09:00.0 (memory: 97% free, compute: 3.0) 2015-05-28 16:47:04,964 device matches preferred device id 0: GeForce GTX 750 Ti @ 0000:83:00.0 2015-05-28 16:47:05,210 xpra is ready. 2015-05-28 16:47:05,538 NVENC v5 successfully initialized
this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/825