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MCEBuddy and CPU utilization

Jan 4, 2016 at 4:26 AM
With the latest build, MCEBuddy doesn't seem to utilize CPU or GPU very much even with the Priority set at HIGH.

Converting HD MPEG2 to MP4: CPU is abt 24% and GPU is on 8-9%

ASUS ROG laptop, i7 4720HQ with GTX965M

Any settings in MCEBuddy that I squeeze out better performance?
Jan 4, 2016 at 6:42 AM
have you limited the numbers of processors in the System Settings page?

Jan 4, 2016 at 2:29 PM
Left that at defaults. But did check when I saw your response. Limit processor is unchecked.
Jan 4, 2016 at 3:02 PM
Can you check your conversion log to see what encoder it is using.

Jan 4, 2016 at 4:28 PM
Lools like it is using FFMPEG
Jan 4, 2016 at 4:51 PM
weird, I think maybe some other process may be interfering? Or maybe there aren't enough threads running you can modify the profile to manually specify how many threads you want ffmpeg to use. (see your log to see how many threads it's using, likely 0 set to auto for ffmpeg to decide)

Jan 4, 2016 at 6:05 PM
Looking through the file conversion log file again, I found this:

Handbrake: priority set to Normal, found my CPU and GPU, something about looking for a DVD - trying as a stream/file instead, no title found, Handbrake has exited, Process exited with code 2

Then goes to FFMPEG
process set to Normal
Finds my GPU correctly
result = pass
exited with code 0
Nvidia H264 hardawre encoder detected = true
Nvidia H265 hardware encoder detected = true
FFMpeg optimized for hardware encoding
Choosing FFMpeg as the preferred encoder
etc...