Converting avis to mp4s. Anything faster than QT Pro?

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  1. jive macrumors 6502a

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    I have an Intel 17" iMac 2Gb and the encoding is painfully slow. Using automator it took me 30+ hours to encode 10 hours of media.


    iSquint was faster but it was rubbish quality...

    This isn't for use on my iPod.


    jive
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    What is it for then?

    Recompressing already heavily compressed material is usually pretty complex since the encoder tends to spend a lot of time trying to reproduce compression artifacts that it has no idea are not part of the data.

    If the AVI's are already MPEG-4/DivX you might just be able to demux/ and remux them as MP4/M4V.
    B
     
  3. steelfist macrumors 6502a

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    tried isquint?

    tried ffmpegX?

    they should be faster.
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

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    I think You just need to manually increase the bitrate in iSquint. also, try ffmpegx's ffmpeg encoding.
     
  5. The Void macrumors regular

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    MPEG Streamclip?

    The Void
    ..............
    JFGI
     
  6. jive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using FFmpegX - it's going well. I can do around 30 episodes an hour which is fast enough for me.
     

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