Introduction · Advanced user tips Hardware » AMD APP H.264 Encoder

If your graphics card supports AMD App Acceleration, you will be able to enhance the recording ability of Bandicam by using the GPU of the graphics card. Bandicam 1.9.2 or a higher version supports the AMD APP H.264 encoder, so Bandicam users can record the target in high speed, with a high compression ratio, and in high quality.


How to use the AMD APP H.264 encoder

1. Download/install the latest AMD video card driver

- Go to http://support.amd.com/, and download/install the latest AMD video card driver.
- AMD Catalyst 13.10 beta or a higher version supports the H.264 encoder. (Catalyst 13.9 or lower versions don't support the H.264 encoder.)


2. Choose the "H.264 (AMD APP)" option from Bandicam

- Click the Settings button under the Video tab of Bandicam, then choose the "H.264 (AMD APP)" encoder.
- H.264 (AMD APP) is one of the most commonly used formats for the recording, compression, and distribution of high definition video. (View the comparison of video codecs of Bandicam)
H.264 AMD APP encoder Settings
  •  1   VBR (Variable bitrate) - Quality-based: VBR allows a higher bitrate for faster scenes and a lower bitrate for slower scenes, as a result, the recorded video size can be made smaller. (Recommended)
  •  2   CBR (Constant Bitrate) - Bitrate-based: CBR always uses the same bitrate, as a result, you can predict the video file size (But, the recorded video size might be larger.)
  •  3   FourCC code: To play the recorded video on media players, choose "H264". To edit the recorded video with Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere with the AVI container, choose "X264".
  •  4   Keyframe interval: If you choose "150" as the Keyframe interval, keyframes will be created every 150 frames.



If you cannot see the "H.264 (AMD APP)" option from Bandicam...

Please try the solutions below:

1. "H.264 (AMD APP)" is available on Windows Vista/7/8/10.

- If you use 'Windows XP', the "H.264 (AMD APP)" menu will not be shown.

2. AMD APP H.264 encoder is available in the Bandicam 1.9.2 or a higher version.

- Download the latest Bandicam program from http://www.bandicam.com/downloads/.

3. Update your graphics card driver.

- AMD Catalyst 13.10 beta or a higher version supports the H.264 encoder.
- "AMD Driver Autodetect" won't let you download the latest graphics card driver.
- Please download the latest AMD video card driver from http://support.amd.com/

4. Identify the model of an AMD graphics card.

If your graphics card supports "VIDEO CODEC ENGINE (VCE)", you can use the AMD APP H.264 encoder.
Please visit http://www.amd.com/ to check if your graphics card supports "VIDEO CODEC ENGINE (VCE)".

- Desktop: HD 7700 or higher AMD graphics cards (HD 7700/7800/7970/7990, R7 250X/260/260X/265/360/370, R9, RX 460/470/480, Firepro, etc.) support the AMD H.264 encoder.
- Desktop: HD 7600 or lower AMD graphics cards (HD 7900, R7 240/250/340/350, 6xxx, HD 5xxx, or HD 4xxx, etc.) don't support the AMD H.264 encoder.
- Laptop: HD 7700M/7800M/7900M/8830M/8850M/8870M supports the AMD H.264 encoder.
- Laptop: HD 7300M/7400M/7500M/7600M/8500M/8600M/8700M/8800M/8900M, and R5/R7/R9 M200 series don't support the AMD H.264 encoder.

5. Uncheck "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"

Right-click on Banicam -> Properties -> Compatibility -> and uncheck "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" (» Screenshot).
If this option is checked, the "H.264 (AMD APP)" menu will not be shown.

6. If you still can't see the "H.264 (AMD APP)" option,

Please download http://www.bandicam.com/img/forum/gpu-z.exe and send your graphics card information to bandicam@bandisoft.com (» Screenshot).


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