Kdenlive video-editor and HW acceleration

February 16th, 2021

Trying out the latest and the greatest Kdenlive 20.12.2 on my Ubuntu laptop I was delighted that HW-acceleration was working out of the box on my AMD Ryzen 4000 laptop.

Rendering is nearly twice as fast with HW-acceleration on a AMD Ryzen 4800u, no additional graphics card installed.

Using Kdenlive on flatpak, installing and updating is a breeze.

Installing kdenlive

flatpak install kdenlive
Looking for matches…
Found similar ref(s) for ‘kdenlive’ in remote ‘flathub’ (system).
Use this remote? [Y/n]: y
Found ref ‘app/org.kde.kdenlive/x86_64/stable’ in remote ‘flathub’ (system).
Use this ref? [Y/n]: y
Skipping: org.kde.kdenlive/x86_64/stable is already installed

Updating flatpak apps

flatpak update
Looking for updates…
Nothing to do.

How to encode with HW-acceleration on your AMD Ryzen laptop for Kdenlive?

Try out these settings for rendering:



One Response to “Kdenlive video-editor and HW acceleration”

  1. Jimmy Says:

    This is great, enabling the GPU for encoding is smart. AMD APU works OK, not super fast though.

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