I generally use ffmpeg for encode in h264 and also resize media

My common command is something like:

ffmpeg -i in.mov -c:v libx264 -preset ultrafast -b:v 5000k -s:v 1280x720 out.mov

I have an Nvidia GeForce 1060 card.

I also use the Zeranoe Builds or various generated with the crosscompile scripts (but i'm not very pro with it)

What i would like to know is:

1) It is possible to SCALE for example from 4k or FHD (1080p) to HD (720p) by taking advantage of GPU acceleration instead of using the normal SCALE ? It is possible also to specify if use bicubic, bilinear and so on?

2) It is possible to encode in h264 faster by taking advantage of GPU acceleration ?

And what syntax/options to specify in ffmpeg to do so.

Thanks in advance.

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The answer to your second question is yes. Change -c:v libx264 to -c:v h264_nvenc. I use those builds as well. If you use the option -encoders you can see a list of included video and audio codecs. This is a good resource for encoding with FFMPEG.

See the warning on this question if you try this

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