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is there a way to limit Mencoder Priority in Windows (just like TMPGEnc), so that it only works on idle time? I really liked that option in TMPGEnc...
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Hi everybody...

is there a way to limit Mencoder Priority in Windows (just like TMPGEnc), so that it only works on idle time? I really liked that option in TMPGEnc...
I remember that in Win98/Me system, when you create a pif (direct access to command line program), you can define priority, selecting separately for on top or background mode. For WinXP, you can select it from program manager (ctrl + alt + del) once program is running, select process tab, right click mencoder.exe, select process priority, select under normal option or what you want.
Also you can create a new textfile in the mencoder.exe folder, but instead of giving it the .txt extension you name it MencoderPrior.bat (or actual bat file that launch mencoder for you)
Right-click this file and choose 'Edit', you'll see it'll open notepad. Put this line in:
cmd /c start /BelowNormal mencoder.exe (followed with all mencoder parameters)
Save (make sure you save it as .bat, not as .txt) and close.
Now create a shortcut to this file and place it on your desktop. Every time you doubleclick this shortcut mencoder.exe will run with priority set to 'Below Normal'. (of course you can also create a batchfile on your desktop, containing the full path of the app you want to start but the nice thing of creating a shortcut is you can give it an icon).

These are all the settings: Realtime, High, AboveNormal, Normal, BelowNormal, Low.

*Realtime is not recommended unless you have a dual-CPU system!
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Thanks prodater, that works for me.
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Hya,
Good question J3ll and good answer Pro
I have questioned myself of what I could do to stop it from eating all CPU while encoding.
That way I can go on encoding while I post at the forum
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@jellygoose
if u wanna go really idle, use 'start /low'. afaik, 'start' can be invoked directly from a script/batch, cmd is only needed when starting by the usual mouse-clickin way. (i should check it)
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