Speed up DVD to H.265 Video Conversion with NVIDIA Acceleration
It will be a headache for a large DVD collector to ship all of his DVD discs when moving. Comparing to the physical DVD discs migration, it will be a better idea to use a DVD ripping tool to rip all the moves to an hard drive and get rid of the DVD’s. To save the space and time cost, I suggest you to copy DVD to H.265 video utilizing NVIDIA GPU hardware acceleration.
HEVC’s main advantage over H.264 is that it offers roughly double the compression ratio for the same quality. This means that a video file encoded with HEVC can occupy half the space of its H.264 equivalent with no noticeable change in quality, or the same amount of space with improved quality. However, HEVC encoding is CPU-taking which will make you spend too much time on copying DVD to HEVC video files. So it is necessary for your DVD Ripper to support NVIDIA CUDA & NVIDIA NVENC hardware acceleration and your computer should be gear with a CUDA-enabled GPU.
Suggested CUDA-Enabled GeForce Products for Rapid DVD to HEVC Encoding
More NVIDIA GPU that allows you to convert DVD to H.265 with hardware accleeration is in this page.
Suggested DVD Ripping Tool Supporting HEVC NVIDIA GPU Encoding
Pavtube ByteCopy is designed to work with NVIDIA API to provide NVIDIA Graphics cards customers the ability to rip DVD and Blu-ray to to H.265 at up to 500% the speed of current GPU based solutions reaching up to 20x the speed of realtime conversions for 4K encodings and up to 30X realtime for 1080p FullHD.
If you have a CUDA-enabled GPU on your computer, you are able to rip Blu-ray, DVD, UHD Blu-ray to last generation HEVC H.265 codec at world fastest speeds. In the test, it only took 1 hour to rip a Blu-ray disc to HEVC/H.265 video utilizing NVIDIA CUDA hardware acceleration using Titan X Pascal on Windows 10. If you don’t use CUDA acceleration, you will spend 3-4 hours to backup the same Blu-ray disc. NVIDIA CUDA acceleration by HEVC codec is important, especially when you rip 4K Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC.
It also supports batch conversion and "shut down computer after conversion", which is useful for multiple DVD discs to H.265 copying. You can add several DVD discs, enable GPU encoding acceleration and check "Shut down computer after conversion" then start to rip DVD to H.265/HEVC video without waiting in front of the computer.
Note: You also can rip DVD to H.265 with Handbrake but Handbrake doesn’t support GPU acceleration and it will cost four times by H.264 encoing time cost in Handbrake HEVC enocding test. So although Pavtube ByteCopy is a paid software, it deserves it. It has free trial version but the output video will have Pavtube logo watermark in the middle. If you want to remove the watermark, you need to get a full version.
Start to Copy DVD to H.265 Video by Speeding up with NVIDIA Acceleration
Step 1. load DVD movie
After installing this DVD to H.265 Converter software successfully, just run it. Then load in the source DVD you want to convert by inserting the DVD disc into the optical drive, dragging & dropping the ISO file or movie folder into the main region of the main interface. You also can load your Blu-ray discs, Blu-ray folder, Blu-ray ISO to convert Blu-ray video to H.265.
Step 2. Select H.265 as output format
In ByteCopy, you would find H.265 MP4 profile under Common Video and HD Video categories. Choose either one for output. You also can choose HD MKV from HD Video category and set video codes to x265 in “Settings“. Meanwhile, you are allowed to adjust profile parameters like display resolution, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate to achieve the best video and audio playback on your device.
Tip: Before conversion, this DVD ripping software allows you to click “Settings” button right besides “Format” and enter “Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
Step 3. Utilizing Nvidia GPU Hardware Acceleration In DVD to HEVC encoding
Now, move your cursor to “Tools” button on the top of the main interface to choose “Options”. Then you can enable GPU Encode acceleration.
Step 3. Complete the conversion task
After all necessary settings, click “Convert” button to begin your DVD to H.265/HEVC conversion.
HEVC Playback on Windows 10
Many computers have dedicated hardware for decoding H.264 streams, while equivalent hardware for decoding HEVC is significantly less common. That’s not to say it’s impossible to decode HEVC on today’s devices – software playback is still possible on a wide variety of hardware, and some hardware decoding solutions exist – but something that can play H.264 is not necessarily HEVC-compatible.
Here’s a quick rundown of well-known hardware that includes dedicated HEVC decoding blocks, which definitely support efficient HEVC playback:
- Intel 6th-generation ‘Skylake’ Core processors or newer
- AMD 6th-generation ‘Carizzo’ APUs or newer
- AMD ‘Fiji’ GPUs (Radeon R9 Fury/Fury X/Nano) or newer
- Nvidia GM206 GPUs (GeForce GTX 960/950) or newer
- Other Nvidia GeForce GTX 900 series GPUs have partial HEVC hardware decoding support
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 805/615/410/208 SoCs or newer. Support ranges from 720p decoding on low-end parts to 4K playback on high-end parts.
- Nvidia Tegra X1 SoCs or newer
- Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5430 SoCs or newer
- Apple A8 SoCs or newer
- Some MediaTek SoCs from mid-2014 onwards
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