[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 1/2] Check whether any decoders/encoders/etc are enabled after checking dependencies

Måns Rullgård mans
Mon Apr 19 18:03:07 CEST 2010

Alexander Strange <astrange at ithinksw.com> writes:

>>> Ideally: 
>>> ./configure
>>> ffmpeg automatically uses a thread per core
>> Who said that's what the user wants?
> What else would they want? It's not like anyone wants it to run slower.

My computer, and I suspect many others, is fast enough to decode
anything I throw at it on a single core.  I don't need the pthreads.

> Other reasons:
> - if it's not enabled by default, it's not tested by default, and
> h264 slice threading has broken twice already recently

So turn it on in some FATE config on a multi-core machine.

> - I'm really tired of typing --enable-pthreads

So you'd rather have others typing --disable-pthreads?  Wouldn't they
get equally tired of that?

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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