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How to set Intel® Graphics as a preferred graphics processor for the AVS4YOU applications on Windows 10 starting with v.1803?

Introduction

To avoid some issues which may occur when rendering video in case your computer has an integrated GPU (Intel/AMD CPU with iGPU) and a discrete GPU (NVIDIA), you need to assign the preferred graphics processor for the AVS4YOU applications. This guide describes how to set Intel Graphics with Quick Sync Video technology as a preferred graphics processor used for video decoding (for H.264/AVC, VC-1, MPEG-2 video codecs).

If your OS is Windows 10 starting with v.1803, then you can use Windows Settings as described below. If your computer is a laptop, then you can refer to this article.

Sometimes you might also need to change the Intel Media decoder type used for the AVS4YOU applications to avoid some issues when previewing video (e.g. black preview screen, pixelated preview, freezing during playback etc.) as well as to improve and accelerate previewing, editing and conversion process. The instructions on how to do this can be found in Step 1 of this guide.

Step 1: Adjust the AVS4YOU program settings

First of all, adjust the AVS4YOU program settings for necessary applications.

For AVS Video Converter, perform the following actions:

  1. click the "Settings" button in the AVS Video Converter main program window,

How to set Intel Graphics as a preferred graphics processor for the AVS4YOU applications on Windows 10 starting with v.1803? Step 1

  1. switch to the "Acceleration" tab of the "Settings" window,

  2. select the necessary Intel Media decoder type. Open the Type drop-down list in the "Intel Media decoder" section and choose one of the available options, if necessary: Auto or Hardware.

    • Auto option is enabled by default and allows to automatically detect software capabilities first and if it fails to find any, it will search for hardware capabilities,

      Note!Note: on some PC configurations, the "Auto" option may not enable hardware Intel Media decoder. In this case, try to enable the "Hardware" option.
    • Hardware option is used for Intel processors with iGPU,

    There are two more options in the Type list which are not used to enable the hardware Intel Media decoder:

    • Software option is used for Intel/AMD CPU,

    • Disabled option allows to disable the Intel decoder. If the NVIDIA decoder is also disabled, a common decoder will be used.

How to set Intel Graphics as a preferred graphics processor for the AVS4YOU applications on Windows 10 starting with v.1803? Step 1

  1. uncheck the "Use NVIDIA CUDA decoder, if possible" option, if you have previously enabled it,

    Note!Note: when the "Use NVIDIA CUDA decoder, if possible" option is enabled, it has priority over the Intel settings regardless of the settings specified for Intel Media decoder.

How to set Intel Graphics as a preferred graphics processor for the AVS4YOU applications on Windows 10 starting with v.1803? Step 1

  1. click OK to save the settings,

  2. close the application for these changes to take effect.

Note!Note: to adjust these settings for AVS Video Editor and AVS Video Remaker, click the "Edit" option in the Top Menu, select the "Settings..." menu item, then open the "Acceleration" tab.
For AVS Media Player, right-click within the Preview window, select the "Preferences" option, switch to the "Video" tab and use the "Decoders" section.

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Step 2: Adjust Graphics Settings via Windows Settings

Run Windows Settings in one of the following ways:

  • Click the "Start" button in the lower left corner and press the "Settings" menu item.

  • Alternatively, you can press the Win+I keys on the keyboard.

Add the application you want to customize:

  1. Open the "System" -> "Display" settings section,

How to set Intel Graphics as a preferred graphics processor for the AVS4YOU applications on Windows 10 starting with v.1803? Step 2

  1. scroll down the page and click the "Graphics settings" option,

How to set Intel Graphics as a preferred graphics processor for the AVS4YOU applications on Windows 10 starting with v.1803? Step 2

  1. select the "Classic app" option from the drop-down list and click the "Browse" button,

How to set Intel Graphics as a preferred graphics processor for the AVS4YOU applications on Windows 10 starting with v.1803? Step 2

  1. in the Windows Explorer window that opens, select one of the following .exe files: AVSVideoConverter.exe, AVSVideoEditor.exe, AVSVideoConverterHost.exe, AVSVideoReMaker.exe, AVSMediaPlayer.exe or AVSAudioEditor.exe.

    If you are using a 32-bit version of Windows, you should add the following .exe files:

    • C:\Program Files\AVS4YOU\AVSVideoConverter\AVSVideoConverter.exe
    • C:\Program Files\AVS4YOU\AVSVideoEditor\AVSVideoEditor.exe
    • C:\Program Files\Common Files\AVSMedia\ActiveX\AVSVideoConverterHost.exe
    • C:\Program Files\AVS4YOU\AVSVideoReMaker\AVSVideoReMaker.exe
    • C:\Program Files\AVS4YOU\AVSMediaPlayer\AVSMediaPlayer.exe
    • C:\Program Files\AVS4YOU\AVSAudioEditor\AVSAudioEditor.exe

    If you are using a 64-bit version of Windows, you should add the following .exe files:

    • C:\Program Files (x86)\AVS4YOU\AVSVideoConverter\AVSVideoConverter.exe
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\AVS4YOU\AVSVideoEditor\AVSVideoEditor.exe
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AVSMedia\ActiveX\AVSVideoConverterHost.exe
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\AVS4YOU\AVSVideoReMaker\AVSVideoReMaker.exe
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\AVS4YOU\AVSMediaPlayer\AVSMediaPlayer.exe
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\AVS4YOU\AVSAudioEditor\AVSAudioEditor.exe
Note!Note: for AVS Video Converter / AVS Video Editor, you should also add AVSVideoConverterHost.exe together with AVSVideoConverter.exe or AVSVideoEditor.exe.

Choose the graphics settings for the added application:

  1. Select the added AVS4YOU application and click the "Options" button below,

How to set Intel Graphics as a preferred graphics processor for the AVS4YOU applications on Windows 10 starting with v.1803? Step 2

  1. in the "Graphics specifications" window that opens, select the "Power saving" radio button and click the "Save" button.

How to set Intel Graphics as a preferred graphics processor for the AVS4YOU applications on Windows 10 starting with v.1803? Step 2

If you further need to use the NVIDIA GPU for AVS4YOU programs, you will need to make the above settings, but choose a different processor (High performance). You can also refet to this article.

Repeat necessary steps to add other AVS4YOU applications one by one in the "Display Settings" section of the Windows Settings and choose the graphics processor for each of them.

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