HandBrake - Core Duo... WOW!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by AtHomeBoy_2000, Mar 28, 2006.

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    AtHomeBoy_2000

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    I just got a Mac to do editing where I work. I got the 20" 2.0 GHz COre Duo iMac. Just for kicks i thought I would give HandBrake a test. I took CHapter 5 (6 minutes and 44 seconds long) of the movie Luther (what can i say? I was born and raised Lutheran and I work for a Lutheran church... it made sence! lol) Anyways, back to my story..... it took about 12 minutes to encode Chapter 5 in H.264 at 661 kbps. It's average frame rate was around 26 fps.

    Needless to say... I am VERY impressed.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Are you using the Universal Binary version? That seems slow compared to the 41 fps average that I get on my 17" 1.83 Ghz CoreDuo.:)
     
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    BornAgainMac

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    WOW! Slow

    Yes, that is slow. My Macbook Pro gets 1-to-1 when encoding video that is full frame. And it is 25% faster with wide screen captures.

    Regular MPEG-4 encoding of course is even faster but it doesn't seem as optimized because my Powermac is faster when encoding MPEG-4 but not H.264.

    Perhaps you need more memory. I have 2 GBs in my MBP.
     
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    AtHomeBoy_2000

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    It has 1.5 GB of Ram and was using 2 Pass H.264 if that clearifies.
     
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    BornAgainMac

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    2 pass. Then it is ok. I didn't include the 2nd pass in my calculations.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    O.k, now it's cool. Just want to make sure you're getting the best out of that beast!:p
     
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    AtHomeBoy_2000

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    Well, I have heard that 2 pass improves the quality slightly, so it made sense to me to do that.

    Thanks for relaeving my fears. you scared me for a second there! lol
     
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    jamesmcd

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    From memory my iMac was doing 70-80 fps for MP4 encoding. My old iMac G4 did around 15.
     
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    blueflame

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    core duo, 2.0ghz

    120fps. i was shocked as well. the movie was escape from LA,
    1hr 43 minutes,
    mpeg 4,
    480 x XXX
    2 pass
    600kbps
    took 20 minutes per pass.
    wow, this thing SMOKED my 1.67ghz powerbook that would take nearly double that.
    andreas
     
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    BornAgainMac

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    2 pass really makes a difference. It wouldn't be worth it with a single G4 that takes 24 hours to use a 2 pass encode at full quality for a 2 hour movie. The HandBrake results were the main reason I got a Rev A Intel Mac vs waiting for Rev B.
     

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