> If I want to limit threads to 2, will this do it:
> melt foo.mlt -consumer avformat:foo.mp4 threads=2 properties=x264-medium
> I do that when I am running ffmpeg2theora in another shell and don't want
> to overload the cpu - makes things sluggish like serving up html from my
> django app. - yeah, I have lots of stuff going on the same box sometimes.
nice and ionice are great tools to keep a job from hogging the system. You can find an example in this script:
With nice/ionice, you can't tell the script is running.
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