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Plex Media center has Hardware acceleration in upcoming release!


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Plex Hardware Accelerated H.264 Decoding on Plex

For anyone that uses Plex as a front end on a Mac mini will enjoy this! I tested it out today replacing my plex executable within the plex app, and playing a 1080p video @ 18mbps that used to take a good 150%+ cpu (1.5 core usage) now takes around 50% cpu (.5 core usage)!

Just thought anyone interested in hardware acceleration for video playback might find this of interest.

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Sweet. I have briefly experimented with Plex but haven't gotten around to spending a lot of time with it. Definitely good news.

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