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Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by brick18, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    does anyone know the best app. for converting movies for Atv that doesn't take all day like popcorn3. i bought it an it took forever to convert.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    It depends on your machine. "All day" is normal speeds for G4s, or even G5s.

    What are you running?
    What OS?
    What Processor(s)?
    How much RAM?

    And why are you using Popcorn? What's wrong with Handbrake?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tiger, 1.5 ghz PPC G4. I tried handbrake in took literary half a day. it look like my machine was froozen. then i tried popcorn which I started at 4am and it was still going at 12pm.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    If buying a faster mac is not an option, then a hardware solution may be your best bet... Check out the turbo.264 product from elgato. I don't have one, but I have read some good things about it. On a PowerPC mac, it should be a major speed boost.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    As wmealer pointed out, this is a hardware issue. Encoding video is very processor intensive -- here's a case where the more horsepower, the better.

    Before I upgraded hardware, it could take up to 7 hours to encode a DVD.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for all of your input . With that I guess i'm going to have to upgrade my system. thanks again.
     

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