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General Performance

Aug 28, 2015 at 9:40 PM

I’m wondering about performance also.

I’ve got most of my shows taking many hours to process, I’ve just been patient.

I pulled out a typical sample.

This is Windows 10, but until last week it was running Windows Server 2013 R2.

What is a good approach to troubleshooting this?

This is a quad core, i7 with 16 GB of RAM.

--> Starting conversion - DEBUG MESSAGES

INFORMATION> --> Windows OS Version -> Microsoft Windows NT 6.3.9600.0 (WIN_8_1_2013_SERVER_R2, Professional)

INFORMATION> --> Windows Platform -> 64 Bit

INFORMATION> --> MCEBuddy Build Platform -> 64 Bit

INFORMATION> --> MCEBuddy Build Version : 2.4.2.0

INFORMATION> --> MCEBuddy Build Date : 04/16/2015 19:05:36

INFORMATION> --> MCEBuddy Running as Service : True

--> Domain Name ->

--> <Start At Date/Time> <Duration (hh:mm:ss)> <Activity>

--> <08/27/2015 13:58:40> <00:00:00> <Running custom commands>

--> <08/27/2015 13:58:40> <00:00:01> <Getting show information and banner from Internet sources>

--> <08/27/2015 13:58:41> <00:00:00> <Running custom commands>

--> <08/27/2015 13:58:41> <00:00:39> <Checking for disk space>

--> <08/27/2015 13:59:21> <01:32:33> <Remuxing recording>

--> <08/27/2015 15:31:54> <00:01:52> <Analyzing video information>

--> <08/27/2015 15:33:47> <00:00:02> <Trimming video recording>

--> <08/27/2015 15:33:49> <03:22:26> <Comskip advertisement scan>

--> <08/27/2015 18:56:16> <00:00:00> <Running custom commands>

--> <08/27/2015 18:56:16> <05:51:18> <Removing commercials>

--> <08/28/2015 00:47:34> <00:00:49> <Analyzing video information>

--> <08/28/2015 00:48:24> <00:00:07> <Analyzing video information>

--> <08/28/2015 00:48:31> <05:53:36> <Converting>

--> <08/28/2015 06:42:08> <00:00:17> <Writing show information>

--> <08/28/2015 06:42:25> <00:00:00> <Renaming file using show information>

--> <08/28/2015 06:42:25> <00:00:00> <Running custom commands>

--> <08/28/2015 06:42:25> <00:00:08> <Moving converted file to destination>

--> <08/28/2015 06:42:34> <00:00:00> <Running custom commands>

--> <08/28/2015 06:42:34> <00:00:00> <Success - All done!>

-->

Aug 28, 2015 at 11:35 PM
Wow these are crazy figures. Something is slowing down your system leaving fewer resources for mcebuddy

5 hours to remove commercials your hard disk is either failing or being extensively used by other processes.

First have you set the priority to low? If so then I'm not surprised. When the priority is set to low mcebuddy relinquishes all system resources to other tasks and runs at pretty close to idle priority especially for disk resources. Make sure it's set to normal if you want decent performance.

Aug 29, 2015 at 12:38 AM

Ok steps

1) Verify Priority – Checked – Was normal, no change

2) Reduce concurrent conversions from 8 to 1

3) Measure Disk IO (I’ve got good tools to monitor that)

I’ll get back to you when I’ve done Step #2

Aug 29, 2015 at 12:51 AM
You set concurrent conversions to EIGHT? Good gods, man, even if all your mass storage was solid state I'd still think you were missing a tech screw or two. There's your problem right there.
Aug 29, 2015 at 12:56 AM

I built a system for a bank that is currently processing 23% of all the trades on the NYSE… I like performance testing a lot J

Aug 29, 2015 at 2:26 AM
Well would love to see much you can squeeze out of mcebuddy. Total up all 8 conversions time, source video hours etc and let's see. Love it!

Aug 29, 2015 at 3:15 AM

Here is one key:

Two identical Runs on the same hardware, same configuration, with, 8 simultaneous versus 1 at a time.

2015-08-28T11:11:44 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.FFmpeg --> frame= 341 fps=0.0 q=-1.0 size= 15991kB time=00:00:14.42 bitrate=9081.2kbits/s

2015-08-28T18:55:05 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.FFmpeg --> frame= 1515 fps=0.0 q=-1.0 size= 73544kB time=00:01:02.84 bitrate=9587.4kbits/s

Remember, I was doing 8 at 341 fps, which means that I was doing an effective fps of 2,728 versus 1 at a time at 1,515 fps.

The number of total conversions per day might be higher with 8…


Testing!


Tom

Marked as answer by rboy1 on 10/15/2015 at 3:03 AM