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  • Sun, Mar 19 2017 6:03 AM

    • cls105
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    Faster transcoding like ffmpeg

    My CPU has 4 cores and 8 threads.

    If I transcode tons of files using ffmpeg, it will run 8 instances of the program and transcode 8 files at a time.

    so its transcoding 8 videos at a time and each thread is nearly at 100%

    it would be great if media composer transcoded 8 (or more) videos at a time.

    it just seems to hardly use a computers potential when it comes to transcoding.

    maybe it's easier to do this in the background queue than the foreground.




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  • Sun, Mar 19 2017 10:41 AM In reply to

    Re: Faster transcoding like ffmpeg

    The main killer is quicktime. This &%%&# piece of pre historic media player and framework, made by the company that once defined professional computing but now, very logically, is more interested in selling phones and tablets and some very good notebooks, has been the achilles heel of media composer for at least 10 years more then it should have.

    Other transcoding engines used for DNxHD and for example XDCAM-HD also do not max out but do perform better.

    Luckely Avid has announced it is facing out quicktime but if and when a complete replacement will see the light of day is unknown.

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