NVENC support to Jetson Nano

I came across NVENC which seems to give better quality video compared to other available tools. My question, does Jetson nano supports “NVENC”. If so, can you please provide an example to record the video?


NVENC is hardware encoding engine in Jetson Nano. The capability is listed in

We support two software frameworks: gstreamer and jetson_multiemdia_api. You can look at documents and give it a try.

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Thanks @DaneLLL. Quick question: I’m trying to find the NVENC Generation of the Jetson Nano. Do you happen to know?

In other words, if the Jetson Nano had an entry in this table:

Do you know what the NVENC Generation/Max # concurrent sessions/H.264 Column values would be or where I could find them?


There is one NVENC engine in Jetson Nano. For capability, please look at

Thanks. I’m curious specifically about the NVENC engine Hardware generation. I gather the GPU is GM20B (per Which maxwell architecture? - #2 by dusty_nv)… Is the NVENC Hardware on the Jetson Nano the same Fifth Generation as the other GM20x GPUs listed on Video Encode and Decode GPU Support Matrix [NEW] | NVIDIA Developer?


The architecture of Jetson platforms is different from desktop GPUs, so cannot map the two platforms. Please check listed capability. For further developmenr, the supported software stacks are gstreamer and jetson_multimedia_api.