G4 iBook and Handbreak

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Gkf9, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    I can rip a DVD with Mac the ripper in about 40 mins with this machine, but when it comes to decode in Handbreak it's saying about 20 hrs or so!

    Can I presume this is because it's only a 1.4ghz CPU and an old machine or am I missing something?

    Thanks inadvance.
     
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    mrkramer

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    yeah, it's because the computer is old, If I remember correctly my old G4 took a similar amount of time to rip a DVD.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh well, I'd better get saving for an upto date mac.

    Thanks for the quick reply.
     
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    Chundles

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    My old iBook did DVD quality encoding at about 4 to 5 frames per second. My MacBook does it at about 40fps.

    My MacBook does 720p encoding at about 7fps, a new i5 iMac does it at about 30fps.

    It's a processor thing, a 1.4GHz G4 is slow as hell for video encoding. If you use MPEG4 you can get a handy speed up but you lose a bit of quality.
     
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    liketom

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    arr brings me back to my iBook G3 & G4 600Mhz and 800Mhz editing on them in DV and outputting to Mpeg4

    took forever :D i think i tried DVD ripping and encoding on them but think i may have given up as took too dam long

    should be thankfull for my Intel CPU i guess
     

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