Handbrake question

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by jelloyacket, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. jelloyacket macrumors member

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    I think I'm doing something wrong...

    The setup: ripping DVDs (from a hard-drive image) down to the "iPod hi-res" preset in Handbrake, except I'm choosing mpeg4 instead of h.264. 1-pass encoding, audio mixdown to stereo, and auto-crop.

    The observation: using the same settings, my old PC (800MHz P-III, 512 MB) encodes about 50% faster than my Powerbook 12-inch (1.33 GHz G4, 768 MB).

    What gives? Is Handbrake really optimized that much better for the Intel instruction sets (even on old chips)?

    On another note, when I have multiple videos in the queue on the PC, the encoding stops after each one, and I have to click an "OK" button for it to continue. The Mac version advances automatically.
     
  2. dagored macrumors 65816

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    iIts been noted in various posts that Handbrake works better on the Mac than Windows machines. if you search the forum, there was a thread that listed free apps that Windows people used and liked.

    I'm a mac guy so I can't help with those apps. I use only Handbrake and it flies on my machine.
     
  3. jelloyacket thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, having read the other forums, I was expecting that. Except in my case it's the opposite, my 7-year-old PC is spanking my 2-year-old Mac.
     
  4. dagored macrumors 65816

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    Understandable. It all depends on the processor speed and amount of RAM.
     

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