Do I need to have Visual Studio?

Hi there,

I installed DAE for converting videos, but I cannot use GPU. I’ve checked everything from Cuda compatibility to enabling the software, and drivers. It worked well with Blender, but it doesn’t exist for DAE. How bad if I don’t have Visual Studio? I’ve just installed it with some random components, but it didn’t help. Do I need to reinstall Cuda after installing VS?
I’m a bit lost here. I’ve checked all the forums I’ve found.
I really appreciate any help you can provide.