[FFmpeg-user] theora question

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Wed Apr 25 07:50:24 CEST 2012

Rick C. <rickcorteza <at> gmail.com> writes:

> On Apr 24, 2012, at 2:08 PM, Tom Sparks wrote:
> > use the true ffmpeg2theora transcoder

> Actually I made a quick trial using this
> and I didn't see a significant difference in speed? 

Not very surprising given that ffmpeg2theora is using libtheora 
and FFmpeg.

> The same example I used previously which was getting
> only 40fps was about the same with ffmpeg2theora. 

> Quality was a bit better though. 

That is indeed surprising.

> In general does theora just not take advantage of multithreading?

Are you sure theora is the right choice for encoding?
There should be better and faster codecs for every use case.

Carl Eugen

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