Limits of hardware accelerated video encoders


We are using the hardware backed video encoders in our GStreamer pipelines (nvv4l2vp8enc/nvv4l2h264enc/omxh264enc and their decoder counterparts during transcoding) and as we would need to use multiple of them simultaneously it would be crucial to know their limits.

Can you point me to any documentation about this? (how many encoder / decoders can use simultaneously, is there and bandwidth considerations I should take into account, etc…)

Also is there a way to monitor their utilization realtime? (something similar like the ‘top’ utility)



We have listed the capability in Module Data Sheet:

Please take a look. The cases are single encoding thread. You may take it as reference and try multiple-source cases.

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