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Old June 27th, 2006, 01:36 PM   #1
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ConnectHD and Dual Processors

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I'm using ConnectHD to convert (not capture) some 1080i HDV M2Ts to 720p AVi's...

I'm sure this is processor-intensive. My system has a 3-drive RAID 0 array, so disk speed should not be an issue...

I have 2 dual-core opteron 270s. I notice that while converting, Core 1 is at 50%, core 2 at 5%, core 3 at 100%, and core 4 at 5%.

I believe that connectHD and HDLink are 'multiprocessor' aware apps, so should I not be getting more processor usage, or is this normal?

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Old June 27th, 2006, 02:01 PM   #2
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The encoding is n-way threaded, however the MPEG2 that we have to license is not, so that is the weak link (your 100%.) We also haven't yet threaded the resizer.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 08:42 PM   #3
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The encoding is n-way threaded, however the MPEG2 that we have to license is not, so that is the weak link (your 100%.) We also haven't yet threaded the resizer.
David, does AspectHD have the same license limitation in regards to using dual core processors?
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Old June 28th, 2006, 11:10 PM   #4
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It is not a restriction just a limitation of that MPEG decoder. However this is not an issue for dual core system, it was more of an issue for Ben's quad core Opteron system.
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