How to Turn “Hardware accelerated video decoding” On or Off in Telegram on Windows 11

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The article offers a step-by-step guide on enabling or disabling ‘Hardware accelerated video decoding’ in the Telegram desktop app on Windows 11. This feature allows smoother video playback and reduced CPU strain by utilizing the computer’s graphics card for video stream decoding. However, its use might induce video gripes with less potent or older graphics…

This article explains how to enable or disable “Hardware accelerated video decoding” on or off in the Telegram desktop app on Windows 11.

Telegram is a cross-platform instant messaging app that focuses on speed and security. It allows users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share photos and videos with end-to-end encryption to help ensure user privacy and security.

When you install and set up Telegram on Windows, you can choose to start it up automatically when signing into Windowsturn spell checker on or off, turn automatic media download on or off, and more.

When you use the Telegram desktop app, you can also turn “Hardware accelerated video decoding” on or off.

Turning on “Hardware accelerated video decoding” in Telegram lets you use your computer’s graphics card to decode video streams. This can result in smoother video playback and reduced strain on your CPU.

However, if you have an older or less powerful graphics card, turning on this feature may cause issues such as stuttering or freezing during video playback. In such cases, turning off “Hardware accelerated video decoding” in Telegram is recommended.

Turn “Hardware accelerated video decoding” on or off in Telegram

As mentioned above, users can turn on or off “Hardware accelerated video decoding” on or off to use their computer’s graphic card to decode video streams.

Here’s how to do it.

First, launch the app by clicking the Start menu and selecting it on the All Apps list.

Open Telegram on the all apps list

You can also launch the app from the Taskbar or Taskbar overflow.

Telegram app in taskbar overflow

When the app opens, click the Menu button at the top left of your screen.

Turn hardware accelerated video decoding on or off background

On the Menu pane, select the Settings (gear) button.

Turn hardware accelerated video decoding on or off

On the Settings page, select the Advanced menu to expand it.

Turn hardware accelerated video decoding on or off

Select the “Hardware accelerated video decoding” tile on the Advanced settings page. Then, toggle the button switch to the On position to enable it.

To disable it, toggle the button switch to the Off position.

Turn hardware accelerated video decoding on or off in Telegram

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn “Hardware accelerated video decoding” on or off in the Telegram desktop app. If you find errors above or have something to add, please use the comments form below.

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