Best setting for number of simultaneous encoders?

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Best setting for number of simultaneous encoders?

Post by sapnho » Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:37 am

The default setting is 2. I was wondering what advantage/disvantage a higher number of encoders may have. When should you use what? I use 4 on my mac book pro but honestly, I don't know is that is the fastest setting, it just looks good... :-)) Any ideas?

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Post by sapnho » Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:30 pm

Stephen, please help! Thanks! :D

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Post by RonaldPR » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:11 pm

I do not think there is a "best" setting. You can try yourself what works best for your needs and on your Mac.

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Post by sapnho » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:14 pm

Hmm, I just think there must be a reason why Stephen lets the user choose this setting... What are the powerusers here using? :roll:

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Post by sbooth » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:31 pm

sapnho wrote:Hmm, I just think there must be a reason why Stephen lets the user choose this setting... What are the powerusers here using? :roll:
As I only have a PowerBook I leave mine set to 1. However, on multicore/multiprocessor machines I think that increasing the number of encoders to match the number of cores or CPUs could lead to a performance increase. But, I have no such machines to verify this.

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Post by sapnho » Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:43 am

Thanks Stephen!

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