[FFmpeg-user] Turn Off Multi-Threading

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Tue Jul 30 20:15:37 CEST 2013

Am 30.07.2013 20:06, schrieb James Board:
> I'm using ffmpeg to edit a large file with the Select filter (-vf select) on a Linux
> machine.  When I run 'top' this process is consuming almost 500%
> of my CPU (according to 'top').  Is ffmpeg multi-threading this
> edit?  Or is the Select filter multi-threaded?  If so, how can I
> tell ffmpeg to use a single-thread?

add "-threads 1" as param

ffmpeg is designed to be as fast as possible and so taking
all available ressources which is good in 99% of all cases
beause 100% CPU load does not mean you can't do anything
else in this time on modern hardware

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