FFmpeg

This is a benchmark of the FFmpeg multimedia framework. The FFmpeg test profile is making use of a modified version of vbench from Columbia University's Architecture and Design Lab (ARCADE) [http://arcade.cs.columbia.edu/vbench/] that is a benchmark for video-as-a-service workloads. The test profile offers the options of a range of vbench scenarios based on freely distributable video content and offers the options of using the x264 or x265 video encoders for transcoding.

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

Project Site

ffmpeg.org

Source Repository

github.com

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

11 November 2023

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

3 Minutes, 50 Seconds

Average Run Time

1 Minute, 20 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + Yasm Assembler + Nasm Assembler + Python + CMake

Accolades

400k+ Downloads + 10k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsFFmpeg Popularity Statisticspts/ffmpeg2010.122011.052011.102012.032012.082013.012013.062013.112014.042014.092015.022015.072015.122016.052016.102017.032017.082018.012018.062018.112019.042019.092020.022020.072020.122021.052021.102022.032022.082023.012023.062023.1170K140K210K280K350K
* 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 updated weekly as of 19 February 2024.
libx26564.1%libx26435.9%Encoder Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
Platform24.8%Live25.9%Upload24.9%Video On Demand24.4%Scenario Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/ffmpeg-6.1.0   [View Source]   Sat, 11 Nov 2023 08:41:20 GMT
Update against FFmpeg 6.1 upstream.

pts/ffmpeg-6.0.0   [View Source]   Tue, 28 Feb 2023 07:41:28 GMT
Update against FFmpeg 6.0 upstream release. Closes: https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/phoronix-test-suite/issues/702

pts/ffmpeg-3.0.0   [View Source]   Sun, 30 Oct 2022 18:36:37 GMT
Update to use vbench with x264 and x265 options, switch to latest FFmpeg 5.1.2 release, other improvements to make this test useful...

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 6.1

Encoder: libx265 - Scenario: Live

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 363 public results since 11 November 2023 with the latest data as of 19 February 2024.

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
FPS (Average)
92nd
8
179 +/- 6
78th
12
155 +/- 2
76th
5
151 +/- 4
Mid-Tier
75th
< 150
73rd
11
148 +/- 5
62nd
9
128 +/- 4
61st
6
126 +/- 7
59th
7
125 +/- 1
57th
3
124 +/- 1
54th
6
120 +/- 1
Median
50th
117
48th
5
115 +/- 9
40th
3
100 +/- 1
Low-Tier
25th
< 72
19th
4
61 +/- 5
16th
4
56 +/- 1
6th
4
37
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Encoder: libx265 - Scenario: Live347 Results Range From 6 To 10955 FPS622544466388211011320153917581977219624152634285330723291351037293948416743864605482450435262548157005919613863576576679570147233745276717890810983288547876689859204942396429861100801029910518107371095680160240320400

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (FFmpeg 6.1 - Encoder: libx265 - Scenario: Live) has an average run-time of 4 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 BenchmarkEncoder: libx265 - Scenario: LiveRun-Time48121620Min: 2 / Avg: 3.77 / Max: 17

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.1%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsEncoder: libx265 - Scenario: LiveDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.12 / Max: 3

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 ScalingEncoder: libx265 - Scenario: Live4681632640.43130.86261.29391.72522.1565

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)
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
ARMv8 Cortex-A72 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A76 4-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 128-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 64-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-V1, ARMv8 Neoverse-V1 64-Core, Apple M2

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