[MPlayer-users] Distributed Processing

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de
Fri May 6 22:30:46 CEST 2005

On Fri, May 06, 2005 at 03:06:50PM -0500, Kichigai Mentat wrote:
> On May 6, 2005, at 10.33, Rich Felker wrote:
> >Still splitting it across different machines will make it slow as
> >hell.
> Do you mean that due to the process of forcing lavc to parallelize  
> over multiple machines, it will be as slow as hell, or that in  
> theory, parallelizing a mencoder job period would be slow as hell?

Well, there is lots of data to shuffle around, so you would at least
need an extremely fast network - since I doubt that you have something
like Myrinet or infiniband lying around I'd say there are more effective
ways of speeding things up.
Well, you might be able to encode files in parts (first PC first hour,
second PC second hour) and then create one big file out of them, but
that sure is non-trivial and might have not-so nice side-effects (not
exactly fitting together, A-V desync etc.

Reimar Döffinger

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