Nvidia hardware acceleration in Docker?

Is it possible to add support to hardware acceleration on Nvidia cards in Docker?

I know that Nvidia does support Docker containers (see the nvidia-docker runtime) and it is also supported in Plex, but I'm not sure if the Channels DVR docker container supports it?

Seems like it should be possible with https://github.com/NVIDIA/nvidia-docker

We will have to investigate further.

Nvidia hardware acceleration with docker support does work under Unraid. A community member wrote a plugin to support Nvidia GPUs with docker containers like Plex and Emby: https://forums.unraid.net/topic/77813-plugin-linuxserverio-unraid-nvidia

The author has a section in that thread for configuring other docker containers.

I'm using Channels DVR as a docker container in Unraid so would be happy to be a beta tester for any future support.

I wanted to follow up on this - i added the nvidia support as specified in the unraid nvidia documentation and didn't see an option for hardware

This works if you use the fancybits/channels-dvr:nvidia container. We don't yet have an unraid template set up for that.

Will an unraid template be made for this in the future?

I've added a template just now.

Thank you.

spun it up - do we push the nvidia settings to it the normal linuxserver way?

Okay set it up that way and i'm seeing some sort of issue
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It says hardware transcoding and it hits the nvidia queue
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but no percentage usage - and if you look at cpu usage in unraid
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When no video is playing its
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@tmm1

How does that compare to what's shown for Plex or other software?

With plex it shows the same thing (ie under processes) but there is gpu-util

Basically in my limited knowledge it looks like it is giving the process to nvidia but all of the encoding is still being done by the cpu

I don't think it would be able to do an encode with just 8% cpu. How much cpu is used when you change to software mode?

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And then right after it dropped to 7.5 and stayed there for a while and then went to 12

Might have been higher before on the other one and i missed it
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This was mpeg 2 ota converted to 6 mbps for web player

This is working really well for me - thanks for implementing this @tmm1 ! (For reference, Gentoo Linux, TitanX (Pascal), 440.64 driver).

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