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Windows Installation

CVEDIA-RT will work out of the box on Windows with or without an NVIDIA GPU.


Running with NVIDIA GPU

To run using NVIDIA GPU acceleration, these additional requirements apply:

Check Compute Capability to make sure your GPU is compatible.

Running without GPU

CVEDIA-RT can run using OpenVino, with the minimum cpu requirements:

  • 6th or newer generation Intel Core processors
  • 1st or newer generation of Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • Intel Atom® processor with Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 4.2 (Intel® SSE4.2)

To run with OpenVino with IGP / GPU:

  • 6th or newer generation Intel Core processor with Intel® Iris® Plus and Intel® Iris® Pro graphics and Intel HD Graphics
  • 11th or newer generation Intel Core processor with Xe architecture
  • Intel Xeon processor with Intel® Iris® Plus and Intel Iris Pro graphics and Intel HD Graphics (excluding the e5 family which does not include graphics)
  • Intel® Iris® Xe MAX Graphics

Quick start

Installation options:

There are 3 versions of CVEDIA-RT to download:

  1. Installer: Windows installer that will guide you through the full installation process of CVEDIA-RT Studio, Server, and potential VMS plugins.
  2. Portable ZIP: Zip file with CVEDIA-RT binaries. You can then use powershell script to install the VMS plugin (see the documentation for the corresponding VMS). CVEDIA-RT Server won't be started automatically as a service.
  3. Portable ZIP (legacy) Same as portable zip but with support for older TensorRT versions.


When using the Installer, Microsoft Defender dialogue might pop-up. You can use More info and then Run anywayto continue.


When using the installer, CVEDIA-RT Studio (if selected during installation) will have a shortcut icon on the desktop. By default, the whole suite is installed to: C:\ProgramData\CVEDIA\CVEDIA-RT. It will be referred to as an RT_DIR further.


ProgramData is a hidden folder. To access it, you can either enable Option: 'Show hidden files, folders and drives' or you can put the full path to the address bar (Ctrl+l).

When using the ZIP version, the Installation Directory will be custom (further referred to as an RT_DIR), but the relative paths are the same as for the installer version.

In the RT_DIR you should find the following files:

Windows Files

  • To start CVEDIA-RT Studio you can use CVEDIA-RT.bat. If you do not have OpenGL rendering available, you can use alternative renderings (_dx11, _sdl).


CVEDIA-RT requires license activation beginning version 2023.5.0. You can activate the trial license automatically when using the installer. Otherwise, refer to License Management.

Running CVEDIA-RT Studio with custom parameters

For more information please check here

Controlling CVEDIA-RT Studio and Server over Web Panel / REST API

Beginning 2024.1.0 we have introduced the option to monitor and control CVEDIA-RT over the Web Panel and through REST API.

You can open the web panel on port: 3546 (by default) and check for possible REST API options: Web Admin


If you're running without NVIDIA GPU, please make sure your CPU is compatible. Older / unsupported CPUs usually just crash the system without any other information.

If CVEDIA-RT opens but crashes when you try to run any of the solutions, your windows may need to be updated.

On Windows 10, run dxdiag and check if your Operating System build is at least 19042 or newer.

If you're running Windows 11 or newer this playback problem shouldn't happen.

If you're running in GUI mode and CVEDIA-RT crashes with FATAL [..] [glfwui.cpp:..] glfwCreateWindow .., you can try starting it with a different rendering engine:

  • CVEDIA-RT.bat --render DX11
  • CVEDIA-RT.bat --render SDL

If none of these work, your graphics card may not be able to render CVEDIA-RT, you can still run it with Remote UI (--render Remote).

If you have issues running on Windows that couldn't be solved by this guide, you can run the generate_debug_report.bat tool to collect information about your computer and send it to us for debugging.

Please note that the generated report may include your Windows user name and other potentially sensitive information, do not share it publicly.