[theora] theora's encoding speed

Remco remco47 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 06:00:27 PDT 2010

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 14:38, Tom Sparks <tom_a_sparks at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> Is there any way to get better encoding speed out of ffmpeg2theora?
> eg: <snip> Duration: 00:57:04.92, <snip> ET: 02:06:24
> here is the command:
> ffmpeg2theora --soft-target -V303 -v4 -F25 -K25 --croptop 8 --cropleft 2 --cropright 2 -x360 -y288 --deinterlace --aspect 4:3 -H24000 -A56 --optimize "<filename.mpg>"

You use --optimize, which makes it do slow tests. Try leaving that out.

      --optimize         optimize video output filesize (slower)
                         (same as speedlevel 0)
      --speedlevel       encoding is faster with higher values
                         the cost is quality and bandwidth
                         - 0: Slowest (best)
                         - 1: Enable early skip (default)
                         - 2: Disable motion compensation


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