Handbrake and the i5

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by I'mAMac, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2006
    In a Mac box
    OK so when running handbrake it maxes out the cpu in my sig and uses over 300% of the processor:D. I'm interested in the CPU usage and speed of ripping compared to the faster i5's and I'd like to see how the i7's compare as well.

    I don't think the speed of the hard drive really comes into play but I have the stock 5400rpm drive. Do people with SSD's notice any difference in ripping/encoding? If so, it might be time to get an SSD :eek:

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  2. diablo2112 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2010
    I just ripped a bunch of episodes of Mad Men using my i7 mpb with Intel G2 SSD. Ripping straight from the optical drive to Handbrake default settings (M4V, 720x480 video) I got a fairly consistent 88-90 fps encoding rate. A 48 minute episode took about 14 minutes or so to encode. Incidentally, these settings are great on my ipad. Plays perfectly, and looks great.

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