[Ffmpeg-devel] Threading in libavcodec

Mathieu Monnier manao
Mon Jan 23 10:34:35 CET 2006

> >> Libavcodec can optionally be compiled to use multiple threads.
> >> This improves encoding speed on multiprocessor machines.

> > And lowers quality.

>  Or increases bitrate.

> > XviD implements multithreading without losing any efficiency, and
> > scales well, while lavc, from what you're saying, doesn't.

>  I didn't say it, Rich did. Rich is, as we all know, obsessed with
>  image quality.

Anyway, I rather wanted to put the emphasis on the fact that threading 
can be implemented in a way that doesn't reduce the coding efficiency, 
as XviD proved it.



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