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How to set the decoder using FFmpeg

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Setting up#

First make sure you have FFmpeg installed. Follow this guide if you haven't already:

https://docs.tdarr.io/blog/how-to-install-ffmpeg

Running the CLI#

The decoder being set depends on the type of codec of the input file. For example, when converting a file from h264 to h265, use the following:

ffmpeg -c:v h264_cuvid -i "C:\Transcode\input.mkv" -map 0 -c copy -c:v hevc_nvenc "C:\Transcode\output.mkv"

The following provides a list of decoders:

h263_cuvidh264_cuvidmjpeg_cuvidmpeg1_cuvidmpeg2_cuvidmpeg4_cuvidvc1_cuvidvp8_cuvid

You can automate this process on your files using the following Tdarr Plugins:

To transcode into hevc using GPU:

Tdarr_Plugin_MC93_Migz1FFMPEG

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