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Is it possible to run multiple instances of Handbrake on Windows 7 (video encoding application)?

I have a 32 thread system and I think it would be more efficient to encode 2-3 movies at the same time. (Handbrake does not use all 16 cores at the moment)

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Have you tried to just run the application more then once? –  Ramhound May 1 '13 at 16:13
Yes, error with writing to the log file. Then handbrake crashes. –  Oddworld May 1 '13 at 16:29
Doesn't handbrake just act as a GUI wrapper for x264? if so, why not just download x264 and run multiple instances of that? bound to be more efficient anyway –  James May 2 '13 at 21:22
I would, but it seems easier to create queues in handbrake GUI. Unless you know of a simple command to queue an entire folder? –  Oddworld May 5 '13 at 15:06
Haven't got time to write something now, but you could probably do this with powershell. This looks like a pretty good start after a quick google: blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2011/04/04/… Just need to change to launch an external executable social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/… –  James May 7 '13 at 6:43

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