Best setting for number of simultaneous encoders?

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sapnho
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Best setting for number of simultaneous encoders?

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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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Stephen, please help! Thanks! :D
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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 »

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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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 »

Thanks Stephen!
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