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Hackintosh H.264 Export Fix Enable Intel Quick Sync Final


How to Enable Intel Quick Sync on Hackintosh for Faster H.264 Export

If you have a Hackintosh system with an Intel processor and integrated graphics, you may want to enable Intel Quick Sync for faster and smoother H.264 video export. Intel Quick Sync is a hardware-based technology that accelerates video encoding and decoding using the integrated graphics. However, by default, Hackintosh systems do not have Intel Quick Sync enabled, which can result in slow and choppy H.264 export performance.

In this article, we will show you how to fix this issue and enable Intel Quick Sync on your Hackintosh system. This will allow you to export H.264 videos faster and with better quality using applications like Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, or DaVinci Resolve.

Step 1: Check Your Hardware Compatibility

Before you proceed, you need to make sure that your Hackintosh system has an Intel processor with integrated graphics that supports Intel Quick Sync. You can check this by looking up your processor model on the Intel ARK website. Look for the "Graphics Specifications" section and see if it says "Intel Quick Sync Video" under "Graphics Features". If it does, then your processor supports Intel Quick Sync.

For example, the Intel Core i7-8700K processor has Intel UHD Graphics 630 and supports Intel Quick Sync Video.

If your processor does not support Intel Quick Sync, then you cannot enable it on your Hackintosh system. You will need to use a dedicated graphics card for H.264 export instead.

Step 2: Enable Integrated Graphics in BIOS

Next, you need to enable the integrated graphics in your BIOS settings. This will allow your Hackintosh system to recognize and use the integrated graphics alongside your dedicated graphics card (if you have one).

The exact steps to enable integrated graphics may vary depending on your motherboard model and BIOS version, but generally you need to do the following:

Reboot your Hackintosh system and enter the BIOS setup by pressing the Delete or F2 key during boot.

Navigate to the "Advanced" or "Peripherals" tab and look for an option called "Integrated Graphics", "Internal Graphics", "iGPU", or something similar.

Set this option to "Enabled" or "Auto". Do not disable it.

Save and exit the BIOS setup.

For example, on a Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard, the option to enable integrated graphics is called "Internal Graphics" and is located under the "Peripherals" tab.

Step 3: Configure Your EFI Folder

After enabling integrated graphics in BIOS, you need to configure your EFI folder to make sure that your Hackintosh system can properly use Intel Quick Sync. You will need to edit some files in your EFI folder using a text editor or a tool like ProperTree.

The exact steps to configure your EFI folder may vary depending on your hardware configuration and OpenCore version, but generally you need to do the following:

Mount your EFI partition using a tool like MountEFI.

Open your config.plist file located in EFI/OC/ with a text editor or ProperTree.

Navigate to DeviceProperties/Add/PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0) and add a new entry called AAPL,ig-platform-id with a value of 0300913E (for desktop) or 00009B3E (for laptop). This value may differ depending on your processor model and generation. You can find the correct value for your processor on the 061ffe29dd


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