Performance

Video decoding performance vs Raspberry Pi model

How many windows in grid view mode?

The maximum number of windows/video players in grid view mode depends on many factors
including display resolution, video resolution, framerate, codec, Pi hardware etc.

The tables below give you an idea of what to expect with some common video resolutions.

Single display 1920x1080@60Hz

Raspberry Pi Zero Raspberry Pi 2 Raspberry Pi 3/3+ Raspberry Pi 4
H264 640x360@24FPS 4 (2x2) Not tested 9 (3x3) 9 (3x3)
H264 854x480@24FPS Not tested Not tested 7 (3+4) 7 (3+4)
H264 1280x720@24FPS Not tested Not tested 4 (2x2) 4 (2x2)
H264 1920x1080@24FPS 1 1 1 1

2x2 = video grid of 4 identical windows
3x3 = video grid of 9 identical windows
3+4 = video grid of 3 large and 4 small windows

Dual display 1920x1080@60Hz

Raspberry Pi Zero Raspberry Pi 2 Raspberry Pi 3/3+ Raspberry Pi 4
H264 640x360@24FPS N/A N/A N/A 4 (2x2) + 6 (1+5)
H264 854x480@24FPS N/A N/A N/A 1 (1x1) + 6 (1+5)

1+5 = video grid of 1 large and 5 small windows


Last modified March 2, 2021: first commit (d81bb3a)