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I am using VLC player to take a camera feed and stream it to a web server. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 server in vmware with a GUI installed. The stream works fine but VLC is only using 1/6 cores. The one that it is using is constantly at 100% usage and will jump from core to core. For example, cpu1 will be at 100% and then drop to 10% and then cpu5 will jump to 100% for another 10 seconds. I gave the machine 128M graphics ram in vmware but I'm not sure how to start using that. Any way to split the load between all the cpus?

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you check documentation commandline default? https://wiki.videolan.org/Documentation:Advanced_Use_of_VLC/

or try configure flags compiler for your ubuntu https://wiki.videolan.org/Configure/

Guy, VLC is a APPLICATION depending on the SYSTEM OPERATION, then to enable the CORE's your processor is necessary to compile the kernel.

att

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You can set number of threads in video codec settings. For instance, go to VLC settings and set ffmpeg number of threads to 6. It will automatically use all cpu's.

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