How To Make Sure VLC Uses Less Battery

[Enable Hardware Acceleration To Improve Battery Backup]

Watching videos is one of the most common tasks performed by anyone who owns an electronic device. However, it is also one of the most power consuming tasks performed on the device as well.

Fortunately for most people, VLC, one of the most commonly used media players in the world comes with certain options that let you conserve the battery life of your device by tweaking certain processes.

One of these tweaks is Hardware Acceleration, a process that uses your computers GPU to decode the information of the media file, instead of taxing the CPU. In this manner it performs the same function, while using less energy.

To use this feature, all you need to do is follow these simple steps:

  1. In VLC, open “Preferences”.
  2. Go to the “Input/Codecs” section.
  3. Click on the drop down menu next to the “Hardware Accelerated Decoding” option.
  4. Select “Automatic”.
  5. Close the settings.

With these simple steps, you will enable VLC to play your videos through Hardware Acceleration, thus saving precious battery life. Have fun.

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Posted on : 23 Jul 2016 @ 05:23

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