FFMPEG with AMF Encoder now available!

Just quickly dropping by to update everyone on the current status of AMF in ffmpeg. The integration has been merged on 27th November 2017 after much discussion about including or not including a necessary header, and Zeranoe has started including said encoder in the latest builds. So if you were waiting for a public build, you can grab Zeranoes builds here or my older one from here.

Stream Effects is now available! (OBS Studio)

Last Friday I released OBS Stream Effects to the public and today I want to show you what cool things you can do to your recordings or streams with it. Let’s begin. Read more

AMF Encoder Plugin 2.2.x and AMD Driver 17.7.2

AMD released Driver 17.7.2 into the wild and with it came some much needed features and fixes. The plugin quickly followed suit and updated as well, allowing everyone using Open Broadcaster Software Studio to easily use their Hardware for encoding. Let’s take a look at what really changed. Read more

The ‘Ashes of the Phoenix’ Update (AMF Encoder Plugin v2.0.0.0)

The plugin rises from the no-update-phase back to bring you an even better experience with High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) encoding, Variance Based Adaptive Quantitization (VBAQ), Pre-Pass support and Asynchronous Queue mode. Read more

GitHubs new Terms of Service and What happens to my Projects now?

Update: GitHub seems to be changing the Terms of Service at the moment, as there are several different copies around now. Closed Source or non MIT/BSD licensed projects by me will stay off GitHub until they are done messing with it. GitHub has put it’s new Terms of Service was put into effect today (2017-03-01) and with it comes a whole lot of problems, which also effect me and anyone using my projects. The biggest problem is that the new Terms of Service causes all Projects that have any kind of License to be in violation of it. Many people have already started to remove their projects from GitHub and have started moving on to better alternatives. Since all of my projects are either CC, GPL/LGPL or MIT/BSD licensed, I will have to do the same for them too. Starting today any projects I have are moved from GitHub to my own GitLab server. In the future, I hope that GitHub sees reason for once and doesn’t follow the greed over use path that many Companies take. Read more

The future of AMD Encoder: HEVC on RX 4xx, Pre-Pass, VBAQ and more!

AMD released version 1.4 of the AMF SDK back in January and I quickly got to work familiarizing myself with the changes and new sample tools. I did some rather extreme tests with the encoder, which resulted in me reporting 8 Issues to the AMF Issue Tracker – mostly GPU crashes or encoding failures. But with that out of the way, Patrons have now finally received the first official pre-release build, just as I promised back in December 2016. But what’s actually inside? Read more

AMD Encoder Plugin “Crimson ReLive Compatibility Update” is out!

Hey, 16.12.1 broke an experimental property that the plugin has been using, namely Full Range encoding. Due to an oversight on my part this caused more issues than it should have, which this update fixes. Hooray for quick updates! Read more

The Multi-GPU Update (Version 1.4.3.0 of the AMD Encoder OBS Studio Plugin)

Today it’s time for another new version of the AMD Encoder plugin for OBS Studio. This one implements better multi-GPU support, changes some things internally and makes it way easier to spot configurations that overload the GPU by forcing the ‘Encoding overloaded’ message to appear. Happy recording & streaming! Read more

Full Multi-GPU Support And More! (1.4.2.0 Update for the AMD Encoder Plugin)

Update: Two hotfixes have been released to fix additional issues. The download link has been updated. Today is the day that users with a multi-GPU system can finally use their other GPUs for streaming and recording – and today is also the day that OBS Studio no longer crashes on startup! This update adds full support for multi-GPU systems, fixes the crash on startup bug, fixes Filler Data being stuck on Enabled, makes Delta QP available even when not using Constant QP, fixes some UI things and more. I hope you’ll have as much fun using the plugin as I did creating it! On to the download: Read more