[Ffmpeg-devel] Threading in libavcodec

Måns Rullgård mru
Sun Jan 22 21:32:14 CET 2006

Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal.cx> writes:

> On Fri, Jan 20, 2006 at 06:41:11PM +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>> Peter <mpegavc at gmail.com> writes:
>> > From what i"ve been able to find out it seems that the libavcodec
>> > itself is unthreaded.  Is that correct?
>> Libavcodec can optionally be compiled to use multiple threads.  This
>> improves encoding speed on multiprocessor machines.
> And lowers quality.

Or increases bitrate.

Why is it so impossible for you to comprehend that in some situations
you have to take whatever quality you can get, or do without the
video?  Always demanding the highest quality theoretically possible is
just plain stupid.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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