[FFmpeg-user] How to improve ffprobe/ffmpeg speed?

sbtgerbtzertertv sbtgerbtzertertv at proton.me
Sun Dec 4 16:05:21 EET 2022

Update regarding my question from here: https://ffmpeg.org/pipermail/ffmpeg-user/2022-November/055677.html:

Nevermind ffmpeg/ffprobe being 2 times slower than mediainfo, ffprobe is 12 times slower than metaflac now. I updated my post on superuser. 

To improve the performance I tried to tell ffprobe to do the same as is possible with metaflac and print only the VORBIS_COMMENT or TAG fields (so it doesn't parse the whole file or whatever makes it 12 times slower, but only that specific data block of a FLAC file) by running ffprobe -show_entries format_tags .., but this unfortunately doesn't improve the performance.

------- Original Message -------
On Sunday, November 13th, 2022 at 12:16, sbtgerbtzertertv via ffmpeg-user <ffmpeg-user at ffmpeg.org> wrote:

> Hello,
> I asked it already here https://superuser.com/questions/1752308/ffprobe-runs-over-2-times-slower-than-mediainfo-how-to-make-ffprobe-to-ru, but no reply so far, maybe the devs are only active here.
> On 1593 FLAC files ffprobe takes 32s to run this script:
> find . -type f -iname "*.flac" -print0 | while read -d $'\0' FILENAME; do
> INFOS=$(ffprobe -hide_banner "$FILENAME" 2>&1)
> URL=$("$INFOS"|& grep -i 'http\|www')
> if [ "$URL" != "" ]; then
> echo -e "$FILENAME\t$URL"
> fi
> done | column -t -s $'\t'
> , but mediainfo only takes about half as much. How to make ffprobe to run at least as fast or faster, so I can remove mediainfo again? (this question is not about making the script run in parallel, but about single threaded performance, so it runs even faster in parallel)
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