FFmpeg

This test uses FFmpeg for testing the system's audio/video encoding performance.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark ffmpeg.

Project Site

ffmpeg.org

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

28 July 2018

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

5 Minutes, 47 Seconds

Average Run Time

1 Minute, 20 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + Yasm Assembler

Accolades

300k+ Downloads + 10k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsFFmpeg Popularity Statisticspts/ffmpeg2010.122011.042011.082011.122012.042012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.042021.082021.122022.042022.0860K120K180K240K300K
* Uploading of benchmark result data to OpenBenchmarking.org is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data current as of 25 September 2022.

Revision History

pts/ffmpeg-2.8.0   [View Source]   Sat, 28 Jul 2018 11:48:49 GMT
Update against upstream FFmpeg 4.0.2

pts/ffmpeg-2.7.2   [View Source]   Sat, 07 Apr 2018 19:56:28 GMT
Use gmake on BSD to fix build, update download links too.

pts/ffmpeg-2.7.1   [View Source]   Sun, 04 Mar 2018 09:20:08 GMT
Add Windows support.

pts/ffmpeg-2.7.0   [View Source]   Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:15:00 GMT
Update against upstream FFmpeg 3.4.1

pts/ffmpeg-2.6.0   [View Source]   Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:54:05 GMT
Update against upstream FFMpeg 3.3.3.

pts/ffmpeg-2.5.0   [View Source]   Tue, 03 Nov 2015 11:17:44 GMT
Update against FFmpeg 2.8.1, also use --disable-doc on build process.

pts/ffmpeg-2.4.0   [View Source]   Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:24:48 GMT
Update download links and update against upstream FFmpeg 2.6.2.

pts/ffmpeg-2.3.1   [View Source]   Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:59:31 GMT
Update download links.

pts/ffmpeg-2.3.0   [View Source]   Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:39:15 GMT
Update against upstream FFmpeg 2.2.1 release.

pts/ffmpeg-2.2.0   [View Source]   Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:42:37 GMT
Update against upstream FFmpeg 2.0.

pts/ffmpeg-2.1.0   [View Source]   Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:06:12 GMT
Update against upstream FFmpeg 1.1 release.

pts/ffmpeg-2.0.0   [View Source]   Wed, 03 Oct 2012 22:20:54 GMT
Update ffmpeg test profile against upstream FFmpeg 1.0 application and switch to H.264 HD input file.

pts/ffmpeg-1.8.0   [View Source]   Sun, 29 Jan 2012 13:20:11 GMT
Update against upstream FFmpeg 0.10 release.

pts/ffmpeg-1.7.0   [View Source]   Wed, 07 Dec 2011 10:48:00 GMT
Update ffmpeg to upstream version 0.8.7

pts/ffmpeg-1.6.0   [View Source]   Sat, 27 Aug 2011 13:03:30 GMT
Update to upstream FFmpeg 0.8.2, require Yasm external dependency.

pts/ffmpeg-1.5.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:47:10 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

Suites Using This Test

Video Encoding

Encoding

Multi-Core

Creator Workloads


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

FFmpeg 4.0.2

H.264 HD To NTSC DV

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 3,230 public results since 28 July 2018 with the latest data as of 30 September 2022.

Below is an overview of the generalized performance for components where there is sufficient statistically significant data based upon user-uploaded results. It is important to keep in mind particularly in the Linux/open-source space there can be vastly different OS configurations, with this overview intended to offer just general guidance as to the performance expectations.

Component
Percentile Rank
# Compatible Public Results
Seconds (Average)
92nd
8
5
82nd
6
6 +/- 1
81st
13
6 +/- 1
Mid-Tier
75th
> 6
73rd
13
7 +/- 1
65th
11
7 +/- 1
55th
4
8 +/- 1
54th
3
8 +/- 1
Median
50th
9
49th
4
9 +/- 1
49th
21
9 +/- 1
42nd
6
10 +/- 1
34th
4
11 +/- 1
33rd
3
11 +/- 1
31st
6
12 +/- 1
29th
8
13 +/- 1
29th
4
13 +/- 1
28th
5
13 +/- 2
26th
12
14 +/- 1
26th
3
14 +/- 1
Low-Tier
25th
> 14
23rd
11
14 +/- 1
21st
6
15 +/- 2
21st
12
15 +/- 1
21st
3
16 +/- 1
20th
6
17 +/- 2
16th
3
18 +/- 2
15th
6
19 +/- 1
14th
6
20 +/- 1
10th
3
28 +/- 2
2nd
4
110 +/- 3
1st
6
146 +/- 21
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - H.264 HD To NTSC DV3230 Results Range From 2 To 1709 Seconds243841251662072482893303714124534945355766176586997407818228639049459861027106811091150119112321273131413551396143714781519156016011642168317247001400210028003500

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (FFmpeg 4.0.2 - H.264 HD To NTSC DV) has an average run-time of 2 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkH.264 HD To NTSC DVRun-Time48121620Min: 1 / Avg: 1.54 / Max: 13

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 1.5%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsH.264 HD To NTSC DVDeviation48121620Min: 0 / Avg: 1.52 / Max: 14

Does It Scale Well With Increasing Cores?

No, based on the automated analysis of the collected public benchmark data, this test / test settings does not generally scale well with increasing CPU core counts. Data based on publicly available results for this test / test settings, separated by vendor, result divided by the reference CPU clock speed, grouped by matching physical CPU core count, and normalized against the smallest core count tested from each vendor for each CPU having a sufficient number of test samples and statistically significant data.

IntelAMDOpenBenchmarking.orgRelative Core Scaling To BaseFFmpeg CPU Core ScalingH.264 HD To NTSC DV2468121624320.75421.50842.26263.01683.771

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful OpenBenchmarking.org result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
x86_64
(Many Processors)
IBM POWER (PowerPC) 64-bit
ppc64le
POWER9 16-Core, POWER9 4-Core, POWER9 8-Core
IBM POWER (PowerPC) 64-bit
ppc64
e6500
Intel / AMD x86 32-bit
i686
(Many Processors)
ARMv7 32-bit
armv7l
ARMv7 Cortex-A15 8-Core, ARMv7 Cortex-A53 4-Core, ARMv7 Cortex-A7 4-Core, ARMv7 Cortex-A7 8-Core, ARMv7 Cortex-A72 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 10 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 3 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 3 8-Core, ARMv7 rev 4 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 5 4-Core
ARMv6 32-bit
armv6l
ARMv6-compatible rev 7, ARMv7
ARMv8 64-bit
arm64
Apple, Apple M1, Apple M1 Pro
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
AArch64 rev 4, ARMv8 32-Core, ARMv8 9-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A53 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A57 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 6-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A73 6-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 2-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-V1, ARMv8 rev 0 8-Core, ARMv8 rev 1 4-Core, Amlogic ARMv8 Cortex-A53 4-Core, Ampere eMAG ARMv8 32-Core, Cavium ThunderX, Rockchip ARMv8 Cortex-A72 6-Core, SiFive RISC-V

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