The Quick Sync Video Memory Leak
Some versions of the Intel Graphics Driver cause a memory leak when Hardware Acceleration is used in Blue Iris. On systems with this problem, memory usage, CPU usage, or both will climb continuously, typically reaching their limit within a few hours.
To exacerbate this problem, Windows 10 often "upgrades" your Intel Graphics Driver in the background, causing this problem to reappear spontaneously after you thought you fixed it. On Windows 10 Professional, you can disable driver updates for specific hardware by following this procedure
The solution is to install an Intel Graphics Driver version that does not suffer from the memory leak problem. Different CPU generations require different drivers.
2nd Generation (Sandy Bridge)
Driver Version 22.214.171.12459
is known to be good. This link is for Windows 10
2nd generation processors mostly use Intel® HD Graphics 3000. There are two download options for this. The larger (99.6 MB) download is for a 64-bit OS (Architecture: AMD64) while the smaller (59.2 MB) download is for a 32-bit OS (Architecture: X86).
3rd Generation (Ivy Bridge)
Driver Version 10.18.10.4358
is known to be good: <Download Intel HD Graphics Driver 10.18.10.4358 64-bit for Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 8.1 64 bit, Windows 10 64 bit
More details: <Quick Sync
4th Generation (Haswell) / 5th Generation (Broadwell)
Driver Version 126.96.36.19958
is known to be good: <https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/28163/Intel-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-15-40-
Driver Version 188.8.131.5263
is known to be good: <https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/28662/Intel-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-15-40-
More details: <BlueIris memory leak?
6th Generation (Skylake) / 7th Generation (Kaby Lake)
Driver Version 184.108.40.20664
is known to be good: <220.127.116.1164: Intel® Graphics Driver
More details: <cpu utilization of BI process rises up to 100%
8th Generation (Coffee Lake)
Driver Version 18.104.22.16894
is known to be good: <link no longer works>
works too: <link no longer works>
Really, any recent driver for this generation should be fine.
More details: <Anyone running 8th gen Intel without memory leak problems in Blue Iris?
Disable Windows 10's Automatic Driver Updates
It is often necessary to prevent Windows 10 from automatically updating the graphics driver, or else it can reinstall a bad version again.
This can be done via the setting "Prevent installation of devices that match these device IDs
" in the group policy editor in Windows (Pro editions). Here is the full procedure: <Disable Windows 10's Automatic Driver Updates