[FFmpeg-user] FFmpeg CPU usage

James Board jpboard2 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 13 16:44:45 CEST 2013

>> I have a huge number of videos to transcode. The quality of the
>> videos vary from low to medium. DVD quality is probably the highest
>> quality. I have ffmpeg and libx264 compiled with pthreads and I use
>> -threads 0 in my call to ffmpeg but I'm still not seeing 100% usage
>> on all the cores. I need to maximize cpu usage since I'm not trying
>> to transcode videos for a month straight. 

Do you have enough disk bandwidth to support 8 mpeg encodes at
full speed?  If not, then you won't see 100 percent CPU usage.

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