Aluminium Mac Mini Handbrake Encode SLOW

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by clin86, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. clin86 macrumors regular

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    Anyone have any idea why the new 2.4ghz mac mini encdoes videos from DVD so slowly? it takes me twice as much time as my 09 mini.
     
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    Have you taken a look at Activity Monitor and seen if Handbrake uses all available resources?
     
  3. clin86 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yup it uses almost all of it. its really weird. im suspecting its the dvd drive itself that spins slower or something
     
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  5. clin86 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ill definitely try this. Do u feel a difference with your new mac mini?
     
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    I never had a Mac Mini, but the new one definitely peaks my interest, it's just too expensive for now.
     
  7. scarboni21 macrumors regular

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    i could be way off but on my mbp if im encoding to h.264 its like 2-4x slower than if i change it to mpeg in settings.
     
  8. jazzguitar macrumors newbie

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    I've found the same thing, my 2.66 Mini scans forever and when I finally get around to encoding it's noticeably slower than my year old 2.26 13" MBP. For the record I have the latest 64 bit versions of Handbrake and VLC on both machines with the exact same settings.
     
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  10. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    Would have to be a software/firmware issue. I don't notice this on my 2.66 mini (server), since I use an external drive. It's faster than my previous machine (2.66 2008 iMac).
     
  11. robby818 macrumors 6502a

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    I am using a Samsung external USB DVD drive in order to get around the slow Handbrake performance caused by Riplock. Are there any fixes for this (firmware flash) that can disable Riplock?
     
  12. mangrove macrumors 6502

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    Do both Minis have the same RAM?
     
  13. mangrove macrumors 6502

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    Saw the base model on Apple refurb site for $599. today.
     
  14. clin86 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea both have the same ram.
    i think the culprit is riplock. the drive is much quieter than the old mini
     
  15. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    Just tried to encode a movie on my new mini. Gets 3/4 way then stops. Never had this problem with my ( sold) 2008 Mac pro. Must be the new drives stopping this. Glad I still have an older external one to use.
     
  16. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    You wouldn't by chance encoding to an external drive? Decided to try encoding to the desktop. Works great. FPS picked up allot. Not sure why my external didn't work. It's on FireWire 800 but it was extremely slow.
     

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