[MPlayer-users] Single threaded mencoder on a Dual Core machine
comes at naic.edu
Wed Apr 19 19:38:10 CEST 2006
On Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 07:10:35PM +0200, Meino Christian Cramer wrote:
> as far as I know, mencoder isn't able to use both cores of a modern
> Dual Core CPU like an AMD64 X2 since it is single threaded.
> What I know for sure is, that only 50% load is on my CPU, when
> mencoder is working on a video. Or in other words: The encoding
> process will take twice the time....
> Since I am doing two-pass-encoding, I had an idea which may be
> completly nonsens (or not...I dont know the internals of the encoding
> Would this script (or simmiliar) work:
> mencoder ...... -o /dev/null .... -vf pass=1 <infile>;
> sleep 60
> mencoder ...... -o <outfile> .... -vf pass=1 <infile>;
> ...starting the second process to utilize the second core with a
> delay to not to get in collsion with the "result stream" of the
> forst process...
> Only an idea !
> Would something like that work ?
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