Elgato Turbo.264 HD Encoder with quadcore iMac - Worth it or not?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Goldie009, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Goldie009 macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Right so Christmas is looming and I'm beginning the long task of converting my DVD's to ipod format for the train to and from Uni, my question is though.

    Will the Elgato Turbo.264 HD speed up encode times noticeably with handbrake? Or would the difference be negligable compared to the speed of the quad core processor running on its own...
  2. BelowTheBelt macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2009
    I have an Elgato Turbo.264 HD I will be testing that out for sure.

    I just purchased the darn thing a week before the new iMac release.

    Just the same I will tester out and let you know this week if someone does not by then.
  3. Sinsinnati macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2006
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I am interested in knowing this as well. Some people have complained that the Elgato Turbo.264 HD encoder does a poor job of encoding. There a few videos floating around YouTube showing you the difference between a movie encoded with and without the Elgato Turbo.264. The video tends to be much more flat and darker.
  4. Goldie009 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Thanks!! In particular the FPS encoding to the ipod touch/ipohone setting with and without the encoder would be apprieciated, although any format would do as long as it demonstrates the performance change if any...

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