Microsoft reveals 'native video transcoding' feature of Windows 7

Microsoft’s Murray Vince revealed that Windows 7 features native support for GPU accelerated video transcoding, during Nvidia’s pre-Computex shindig, where he joined Drew Henry. The implementation was seamless as Henry simply dragged and dropped the high definition video file onto a Sony Walkman portable media player in Windows Explorer, where it automatically started transferring the file onto […]

Microsoft’s Murray Vince revealed that Windows 7 features native support for GPU accelerated video transcoding, during Nvidia’s pre-Computex shindig, where he joined Drew Henry. The implementation was seamless as Henry simply dragged and dropped the high definition video file onto a Sony Walkman portable media player in Windows Explorer, where it automatically started transferring the file onto the Walkman. With native support for features like this, it’s easy to understand why Huang is so excited about Windows 7. “DirectX Compute is the most important API in Windows 7,” proclaimed Henry as Vince returned to his seat in the audience.