Where the OBS AMD Encoder Is Heading

If you’ve actively watched the OBS AMD Encoder repository, you most certainly noticed a huge gap in code submissions and sudden bursts of commits now. This all has a reason. Read more

2017: A Year In Review

If I had to describe 2017 as anything, it would be a roller-coaster designed to significantly injure anyone on it. Even though there were some really harsh moments, there were also really good moments, which overall balanced out the year to an almost perfect neutral. So let’s take a look at what happened this year. Read more

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.

The Story Of A Real And Virtual Move

Oh man it’s been a while since I wrote anything. Work keeps you busy, life always wants something and then there’s other things that need to be done. Like moving into a new home and at the same time also moving the servers into a new home. And that’s exactly what I did for two weeks now… 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

The Truth About AMD Ryzens Performance Issues

After AMD released Ryzen, Reviewers and Users alike were really quick to throw around Theories. And this has been going on with no clear answer. Many people blamed the Scheduler, others blamed SMT. Thanks to two unnamed theory crafters and the help of nwgat, we can now get a closer look at the actual cause. Let’s take a look shall we? Update 2017-03-16: A user on Reddit apparently got a response from AMD confirming that there is indeed only one memory controller on Ryzen (Infinity Fabric). This confirms that there is indeed a bottleneck on the CPU itself. Read more

Why Memory Bandwidth Benchmarks are Bullshit

You would think that Benchmarks are your friend when it comes to measuring your Computers performance. At least until you talk to the actual IT guys and then get laughed at because Benchmarks reveal absolutely nothing. Their only use case is e-peen contests – and now discovering why so many memory benchmarks get wildly different scores. 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 Encoder Rebirth Update (OBS Studio AMD Encoder Plugin v1.9.9.6)

Today I bring you one of the only public pre-releases that are going to happen, as everything else requires AMD to release a Driver which fixes the AMF runtime and firmware. But enough of me, here’s the update which is the true star of this post: Read more