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How to set NVIDIA® 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 the NVIDIA GPU with CUDA® technology as a preferred graphics processor used for video decoding.

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.

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 NVIDIA 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. check the "Use NVIDIA CUDA decoder, if possible" option,

    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, so you don’t need to disable the Intel Media decoder.

How to set NVIDIA 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 NVIDIA 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 NVIDIA 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 NVIDIA 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 NVIDIA 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 "High performance" radio button and click the "Save" button.

How to set NVIDIA 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 iGPU (Intel HD Graphics) for AVS4YOU programs again, you will need to make the above settings, but choose a different processor (Power saving). 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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