G5 Quad and iDVD

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tisi123, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. tisi123 macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2004
    Anyone knows why on a G5 Quad, iDVD "uses" only 50% of 1 CPU to render (encode) the movie befor burning the dvd? It is quite frustraiting to see other 3 and a half processors doing nothing. On the other hand - the same performance could be achieved on a G4 1.25 at full speed, without the need to spend a lot of money.

    Any ideas?
  2. ipacmm macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    Well I think iDVD isn't built to handle 4 processors...so that might be why it is a consumer product not a pro product. I would try DVD Studio Pro, it should run faster and take advantage of the extra processors.

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