SMP Support?

Stirling Westrup swestrup at
Wed Dec 19 13:16:45 PST 2012

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 3:52 PM, Matthias Kattanek <mattes at> wrote:
>> I am currently writing a very CPU-intensive gstreamer app that handles
>> 4K video which get post-processed into multiple video output streams.
>> During profiling it appears that very limited use is being made of the
>> multiple processors in my server. I would love to be able to have my
>> output stream tasks distributed among the CPU’s on the server. Is
>> there currently any way to do something like that?
> You probably do some video de/encoding.
> Many codecs are only single threaded.
> You might want to look at X264, this codec handles multiple cpus
>   gst-inspect x264enc

I video decoding but the encoding is done outside of my application,
so x264enc doesn't help, and there doesn't seem to be an x264dec, but
that doesn't really surprise me.

Stirling Westrup
Programmer, Entrepreneur.

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