Handbrake 0.9.3: time to rip and encode a movie using the Apple TV preset?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by heyp, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. heyp macrumors 6502

    Jan 29, 2008
    I'm just curious how long it takes others to rip and encode a dvd using the Apple TV preset with Handbrake 0.9.3... I've noticed that it takes about twice as long as it did with the 0.9.2 presets... I'm assuming that's because it is using the constant quality instead of the average bit rate, is that correct?

    With the new preset, it takes about 2 and a half hours for me... how long does it take for you?
  2. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    yep, it can take longer. Which is why we also included the old abr preset under Apple > Legacy.

    Times will vary widely depending on sources and peoples computers so asking how long it takes people is basically useless in all honesty.
  3. heyp thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 29, 2008
    yeah, i see what you mean... i was just curious to see if that was an average time most people were seeing or if mine was much slower than others...
  4. srl7741 macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2008
    In my world
    Mine vary depending on the DVD (Movie) but typically it's about 1 hour and 20 minutes before it's done using the "Universal" setting.
  5. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    Also, realize that using cq , during complex/grainy scenes your encode will slow way down, and during very simple scenes, like two people talking in a dark room with little grain, the encode will speed way up.

    So, its very source dependent as well.
  6. Mattww macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2008
    I've used the new Apple TV pre-set in 0.9.3 to encode 45 minutes TV episodes and on my Dual 2.5GHz they are taking about 5hrs :(

    What kind of performance can I expect on an 8-Core Mac Pro?
  7. shotts56 macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2008
    I'm about 8 hours to encode a DVD on my 1.8Ghz laptop with 2GB RAM running Windows Vista.

    Sad, I know.
  8. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2006
    Peace in Plainfield
    Are these times expected on a compressed extraction of dvd files? Or are you all referring to the full (sometimes 8gb) sized extractions?
    I am still fiddling with trying to keep itunes and appletv syncing nicely (eg. its not)

    Edit: also for my $0.02, it took me about 4 hours to 2-pass encode a 4.3gb sized dvd, or was it 5 hours?

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