Exporting to iPod -- 640x480 H.264. How long?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by AndyFL, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. AndyFL macrumors regular

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    [Edit: Sorry, forgot to mention that I'm working in EyeTV]

    Just wanted to see how long it takes for other people who are exporting a show to this highest quality iPod format. For a recent 40min show, it took just about an hour to export it. This is normal, at this setting? (I do realize if I want it done faster, use the lower quality). FWIW, 2.16ghz MBP w/1GB RAM. Thanks in advance.

    Andy
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. zioxide macrumors 603

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    h.264 is processor intensive for both coding and decoding, so it's normal to take a long time to encode it. an hour seems about right.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    In addition if EyeTV is using the Quicktime/iTunes plug-in it's abysmally slow.
     
  5. AndyFL thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah ok, thanks for the input. Another data point: took 1h40m to encode a 1h24m recording. *shrug*

    Is there another option besides the QT/iTunes plug-in....? Thanks.
     
  6. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    ideas

    Visual Hub rocks. Little better than real-time on my gf's Quad core G5.
     

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