Cant find information on 4K h.264 AVC hardware decoding solutions only 4K h.265 HEVC.
I'm looking into building a HTPC,. and I can't seem to find any information on hardware accelerated information for handling 4K h.264 AVC encoded video. There is a ton of 4K h.265 or HEVC encoded video information, the new processors can do it, and if you use a dedicate GPU the Geforce 1050 chipset and above can do it, but what about 4K h.264 video?
For example, iPhone X is 4K h.264 encoded, I can't play it smoothly, and there is tons of other devices that still record 4K video in H.264 format, and everyone is talking about 4K HEVC encoded and yeah that's fine but what about h.264 4K video? For my 4K content currently, I stream videos from my Plex server to my 2015 Vizio M series 4K TV that has a built in Smart TV Plex app and that works because Plex knows that my tv supports that natively in hardware, and there is almost no CPU hit on my Plex server (Note that plex server has current limitation of 8bit HEVC not 10bit unless changed recently and will transcode down to 1080P). Now, if I take an iPhone X 4K video, which apple does h.264 AVC, my tv doesn't support that so it transcodes down to 1080P and playback is choppy, even playing the video natively on my server or even my EARLY 2015 macbook pro directly is choppy, my server I'm using uses an older Xeon w5590 chip.
So, yes if I build my HTPC if I get myself a Geforce 1050 chipset or better it has capability to hardware accelerate HEVC encoded 4K videos, but again, what about H.264 AVC content in 4K? What hardware accelerates that so the CPU doesn't have to? Does the Nvidia 1050 chipset or better support that also or only HEVC encoded 4K video?
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