[FFmpeg-user] How to have ffmpeg use parallel processing when searching through a single video

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 01:19:22 EEST 2018

2018-07-12 21:01 GMT+02:00, Abdirahman, Ahmed [VRACI] <ahmeda2 at iastate.edu>:

> I am using ffmpeg to convert parts of a video (mp4) into images (png), but
> the videos are very long (8 hours). Right now I have the code performing
> this serially where once one ffmpeg command is done, it continues on to the
> next one.

This can be the most efficient approach.

> I was hoping there was a way for ffmpeg to take multiple time
> points and search continuously, instead of just seeking one at a time.

No, cutting is left to the calling application.

Carl Eugen

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