Working on a tube site. I'm running videos through ffmpeg on a linux dedicated server to convert to mp4.
The server specs:
Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): 8 On-line CPU(s) list: 0-7 Thread(s) per core: 2 Core(s) per socket: 4 Socket(s): 1 NUMA node(s): 1 Vendor ID: GenuineIntel CPU family: 6 Model: 60 Stepping: 3 CPU MHz: 3491.749 BogoMIPS: 6983.49 Virtualization: VT-x L1d cache: 32K L1i cache: 32K L2 cache: 256K L3 cache: 8192K NUMA node0 CPU(s): 0-7
Issue during testing is that even only doing 4-5 at once, the server load skyrockets to an average of around 36. This is just a single person. I imagine when it opens, many people will be uploading at once.
It seems ffmpeg tries to use all the resources available per conversion.
I've heard there's a -threads setting you can change, but I cannot find it. I have an 8 cpu server. It's only used for conversions, so I've heard the best setting would be between 2 and 4. I can test it out.
But how do I change this setting? Everything I see online discusses this setting, but not the steps to change it.