[FFmpeg-user] Turn Off Multi-Threading

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Wed Jul 31 01:48:40 CEST 2013

Reindl Harald <h.reindl <at> thelounge.net> writes:

> ffmpeg is designed to be as fast as possible and so taking
> all available ressources which is good in 99% of all cases

I think it should be added that (especially when talking 
about "resources") it is not at all clear that the decision 
to use as many threads as available when decoding with 
FFmpeg was a very good one, using -threads 1 may be a 
good choice for many use-cases. (The overhead when using 
more than one thread is typically huge.)
This is of course mostly unrelated to the original 

Carl Eugen

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