Hardware Acceleration

This page describes how to leverage your system's GPU to ensure acceptable performance in all circumstances.

When properly configured, Broadsign Control Player’s AV playback engine can use the system’s GPU to decode videos. In order to ensure the widest level of compatibility, the built-in Broadsign AV Player will by default use the system’s CPU to decode all videos. In most business cases, this is adequate.

However, in some business cases, the system's CPU is not adequate to decode all videos. In these exceptional cases, leveraging the GPU is often required in order to achieve acceptable performance.