[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] doc/codecs: extend documentation for the threads option

Stefano Sabatini stefasab at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 15:59:42 CEST 2015

 doc/codecs.texi | 8 ++++++--
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/codecs.texi b/doc/codecs.texi
index da048b1..58f2f63 100644
--- a/doc/codecs.texi
+++ b/doc/codecs.texi
@@ -817,13 +817,17 @@ for codecs that support it. See also @file{doc/examples/export_mvs.c}.
 Deprecated, use mpegvideo private options instead.
 @item threads @var{integer} (@emph{decoding/encoding,video})
+Set the number of threads to be used, in case the selected codec
+implementation supports multi-threading.
 Possible values:
 @table @samp
- at item auto
-detect a good number of threads
+ at item auto (@emph{0})
+select automatically the number of threads
 @end table
+Default value is @samp{auto}.
 @item me_threshold @var{integer} (@emph{encoding,video})
 Set motion estimation threshold.

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