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Old 07-24-2007, 08:29 PM   #1
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Need video encoder with SMP support!

The only reason (besides a rousing round of CnC3) for me to boot into my Windows partition is that I can't find a good encoder for my Zen Vision. I can encode just fine with mencoder, but it prevents me from using both cores. I do a lot of encoding work for my player daily and it would be much more efficient if I could use both cores and cut down on the times especially with bigger files. Is there a program (preferably with a front-end, if not, that is OK too) that will let me encode MPEG-2 or Xvid/AVIs using both cores of my Pentium D or is that a lost cause?

TIA, all!
Old 07-25-2007, 01:14 PM   #2
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If you like using mencoder you should read the man page. Search for 'threads'.
Old 07-25-2007, 01:44 PM   #3
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Avidemux2 allows you to choose the number of threads (cores) used. It is pretty handy at most video conversions and some (limited) editing.


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