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Old 11 Apr 2005, 07:22 AM   #1
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Howdy,

Newbie question here...

Should encoding a two hour DVD to AVI take almost four hours?

I'm experimenting with both Dr.DivX and with Gordian Knot.

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Old 11 Apr 2005, 07:54 AM   #2
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Depends on your system specs ie how fast it is. What settings you are using when you encode etc.
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Old 11 Apr 2005, 09:08 AM   #3
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I'm running an Athelon 1400 with a gig of RAM. As far as the settings go, I just completed a run with Dr.DivX and accepted the defaults.

The movie was pre-processed with DVD Shrink to a standard DVDR. I ended up with a 1.1 gig avi which took two passes of two hours each to produce.
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Old 11 Apr 2005, 01:24 PM   #4
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I guess what I'm wondering here is what is typical?

My goal is to encode a bunch of DVDs for a 'movie jukebox' to be run under a Linux Freevo system connected to a HDTV. But if I'm looking at a 4 hr time per movie for transcoding, well, that's a bunch 'o time

Can someone give me an average?
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Old 11 Apr 2005, 01:37 PM   #5
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An exampel:

Windows XP, AMD XP 2000 CPU
Uncompressed DVD 7.091 Mb.
Compression set to 60%.
Source files from my hard disk
No deep analysis or enchanced functions. Both these are unchecked:



Approx: 45 minutes for the encoding phase.
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Old 11 Apr 2005, 01:54 PM   #6
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You may have overlooked the fact that "jeffelkins" is referring to conversion to (MPEG-4) DivX-compressed .AVI format. Most of the software for that type of conversion is nowhere near as efficient as DVD Shrink or other similar DVD compression programs...
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Old 11 Apr 2005, 02:07 PM   #7
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@jeff - I have an AMD1700 and only 512Mb of RAM. Although I haven't done that much DivX, the ones I have done in 2 passes have taken a couple of hours or more.

Given your processor, that sounds about OK.

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You may have overlooked the fact that "jeffelkins" is referring to conversion to (MPEG-4) DivX-compressed .AVI format. Most of the software for that type of conversion is nowhere near as efficient as DVD Shrink or other similar DVD compression programs...
How the **** did I end up here???? I'm leaving with my tail between my legs...

Now I wonder in what thread that my post should have been posted in.
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Might have been that fella who had 66.4% compression and was wondering abt the time to encode.

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Not to worry, you've made the identical post to a thread (It appears to be the correct one) in the DVD Shrink-specific sub-forum...

(It's extremely difficult to walk with one's tail between one's legs - and YOU certainly have no need to do that ;>})
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Thanks for the replies.
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"Thanks for the replies."

My (Our) pleasure ;>}
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Old 12 Apr 2005, 05:25 AM   #13
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So, other than DivX, are there other compression codecs I should consider for this project?

I'm looking at a target size of no more than a gig or so, with conversion time of less than two hours per movie.

Am I dreaming?
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"So, other than DivX, are there other compression codecs I should consider for this project?"

The very similar XviD codec...
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