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If VLC does not perform well enough for you, you may prefer mpv instead. First, install mpv:

dnf install mpv mpv-libs

Then for mpv to actually utilize cuda, you need the appropriate libraries:

dnf install nvidia-driver-cuda nvidia-driver-cuda-libs cuda

With that being said, mpv does not recommend using hardware decoding by default AND hardware acceleration (with Nvidia) is not supposed on Wayland. If you do, I recommend the following settings:

profile=gpu-hq
hwdec=auto-copy-safe
# Only if you're using Wayland; hardware acceleration will not work
gpu-context=wayland