iPod touch Handbrake question

jelloyacket

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Sep 22, 2007
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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.
 

dagored

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Sep 18, 2007
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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.
 

jelloyacket

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Sep 22, 2007
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Pittsburgh, PA
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.
 

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