Best Video Encoder/Exporter?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by TheSpaz, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    Here's the deal. I recently bought an EyeTV 250 and it came with EyeTV 2 software, however, EyeTV 2 is extremely slow at exporting my videos to the iPod format. I heard iSquint was good so I tried that and it would not encode my EyeTV format video (incompatible file format) even when I tried the mpeg file that was hidden in package contents of the .eyetv file.

    The only other video compressor I tried was VisualHub which worked, but I don't have a registration for that so, it only encodes 2 minutes but, VERY FAST.

    I also know about Handbrake and that is very fast on my mac pro. Is there anything that is as fast as Handbrake (multi-threaded and Universal) that is made to encode any video. I wonder why the developer of Handbrake didn't make the software able to encode regular files too (instead of just DVDs)

    So basically, I want something that is free and fast and that will encode my .eyetv files because EyeTV is slow and the quality is kinda lacking.
     
  2. Millwood macrumors regular

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    I was going to say VisualHub, but you have to pay for it like you said. But that's, by far, the fastest encoder I've ever tried.
     
  3. TAV macrumors regular

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    I own V-Hub, but alas never use it. I remain a big, big fan of ffmpegx.
     
  4. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    I'll take it if you don't use it! Not sure if that can even be done though. Is ffmpegx multi-threaded like Handbrake? I almost tried it but, it wanted me to go download a few codecs and install them and I wasn't really wanting to do that. How come VisualHub doesn't ask you to download more codecs for no reason?
     
  5. TAV macrumors regular

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    Yes it is multi-threaded. Much more precise config. of your encoding specs. Outputs to many alternative formats. Allows multiple codec outputs to AVI containers, instead of three profiles in V-Hub. The list goes on and on.

    Both are good for specific needs, ffmpegx is my choice. Installing the external components (as you mentioned) takes 30 seconds.
     
  6. Jowl macrumors 6502

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    Just come across he EyeTV problem - it took over 5 hours on my MacBook to convert a 2.4gb file into a mpeg4/ACC. That's crazy!!

    Just downloading ffmpex now (although their server is nearly as slow EyeTv's export!) Is ffmpegx pretty fast? Although it can't slower than EyeTV
     
  7. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    EyeTV is very slow. I wonder why they don't put the same technology as ffmpeg into it to make it lightening fast and high quality.
     

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