Does this mean it uses NVENC with all its advantages (faster encoding times) and disadvantages (lower quality at lower bitrates), just as other encoding software (e.g. HandBrake) does? Or did they do something different?
Actually, forget it. I just discovered that HEVC is not supported in any free browser, so I will not use it anymore. I guess I'll continue with AVC (H.264) until AV1 matures.
Any update on this? I encoded a file with x265 and all the Apple users I gave it to cannot open it. I used to encode them with HandBrake, which had the same problem once; I thought Apple fixed it, since the HandBrake files work fine on Apple devices now, but apparently HandBrake changed their tag to conform to Apple's (unnecessary) restrictions.
Can we have this at least as an option? (I know, it means rendering to Apple's oppression, but what can we do now?..)