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Old Jan 7, 2013, 07:59 PM   #1
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Handbrake With MBA - Any Tips?

I'm going through the process of digitizing my DVD library by ripping with ripit, then converting using the ATV2 preset in Handbrake. I'm ripping the DVDs by day, converting by night using my 2012 MBA i7 ultimate. It's currently taking about an hour per 90 minute movie to convert in handbrake. I know the Air isn't a processing powerhouse and this certainly isn't the kind of work I had in mind when I bought it, but can anyone else confirm whether this is on par? If so, are there any modifications I could make to the presets to speed up conversion without noticeably sacrificing quality? I realize that sounds like a dumb question, but maybe the preset is including extra audio tracks or other data I don't need or don't know about.
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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When ripping DVDs i use Handbrake to rip and convert to mp4 in one session. takes about 30min for a 90min movie on my MBA i5
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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When ripping DVDs i use Handbrake to rip and convert to mp4 in one session. takes about 30min for a 90min movie on my MBA i5
See, I felt like I must be doing something wrong. Do you use a preset? What's your magic?
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See, I felt like I must be doing something wrong. Do you use a preset? What's your magic?

http://www.macworld.com/article/1157...handbrake.html
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 09:21 PM   #5
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I rip using Ripit and encode using Handbrake on the the "iPod Legacy" on my i5 Mid-2011 iMac. Ripit takes about 25 mins and Handbrake takes about 17 minutes per film.
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How fast is the latest-gen MBA at ripping DVDs using Handbrake? My iMac rips DVDs just a little bit faster than the video's time. It's much better than the C2D MacBook Pro I owned.
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