Handbrake questions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by yossim, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. yossim macrumors regular

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    Hey, I was just running handbrake and looking at my activity monitor and I was wondering if running handbrake is hard on my computer.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Encoding video does make the computer do a lot of work, but you wont damage it. It's good to give it a workout on a regular basis.
     
  3. yossim thread starter macrumors regular

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    So doing this sort of thing won't take years off its life?
     
  4. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Nope - it's what computers are for. Rip away with impunity!
     
  5. BayouBengal macrumors regular

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    Computers are made to be used. Doing work doesn't damage a computer. Over heating is what could damage a computer. My MB rips handbrake just fine without heat and it never crossed my mind that I'm killing it or being hard on it.
     
  6. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    I usually crank up the fans to keep the temps ~150F, but I'm also extremely paranoid with heat :p
     
  7. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    how do you turn the fans up and down?

    thanks
     
  8. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    smcFanControl
     
  9. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    downloaded and running,

    what should the typical speeds be when doing things such as handbrake and other high usage apps?

    are there certain ones to turn up for certain times?

    thanks
     
  10. fridgeymonster3 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it's something you download. Just google search it...sorry for not posting a link but I'm at work and kinda lazy. :p
     
  11. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    thanks!! i actually just edited my post and downloaded it:)

    any of the other questions you can answer in my now edited last post?

    thanks again!!
     
  12. fridgeymonster3 macrumors 6502

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    What mac are you running? I don't see it mentioned, I'm really only familiar with the fan settings for my Mac Pro.
     
  13. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    i believe we have the same one:

    mac pro 2.8 8 core!!
     
  14. fridgeymonster3 macrumors 6502

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    Cool! I'll have to get back to you on that as I'm at work and I can't remember my settings off the top of my head. I do know that I bumped up the base fan settings about 10-20% for my own personal base settings and then I added a "heavy work" setting to the SMC Fancontrol for video encoding, etc. to try and keep temps down. I have some encoding to do tonight, so I'll post screen shots of my temps with the base fan settings during light use and then I'll post my temps during an hour or so of Handbrake encoding with my "heavy work" fan settings.
     
  15. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    How long does it take you to rip a DVD? 3.5 minutes? :D
     
  16. fridgeymonster3 macrumors 6502

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    The ripping is based on our stock superdrive, so for me to rip it to the hard-drive takes about 13-20 min; however, encoding it with the 8-cores, even double-pass encoding doesnt take long at all! :D
     
  17. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I figured that the optical drive would be the bottleneck there. I was being a little facetious. ;)
     
  18. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    AWESOME!!

    THANKS!!

    I would love to see how you set up the "heavy work setting" so i can copy it over to mine, i will be using my mac pro for the normal dvd's and my rdc/bootcamp/parallels/vmware for the blu ray back ups, unless someone knows how a mac can deal with the blu ray backups yet?

    how long does it take you to rip a dvd? and what settings in hand brake do you use? I am looking to use the apple tv settings (even though i do not have one yet) i stream all of mine to the 2 ps3's i got!!
     
  19. fridgeymonster3 macrumors 6502

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    I'm just playing around with settings on my own and the ones I have now seem pretty good - I once asked here if there were max settings for the Mac Pro fans so I wouldn't exceed them but never heard anything. Pretty sure I'm not even close to that anyways.

    Are you using MediaLink for streaming to the PS3? How does it work over wireless? I've always had trouble streaming to my PS3 over wireless - I constantly get a bunch of errors. First, it was errors partially through a movie or tv show, now it's an initial error that won't even play the movies!
     
  20. fridgeymonster3 macrumors 6502

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    Are you then encoding the blu ray movies or just backing them up? The only way I know of is through Windows - there are lots of how to posts here. I just don't have a blu-ray burner for the computer yet, or a copy of windows! Anyways, if you are encoding them are you putting them in iTunes and streaming them to your PS3's? If so, how do they look streaming wirelessly to the PS3?
     
  21. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    medialink has had its problems so i use ps3 media server:
    http://ps3mediaserver.blogspot.com/
    main blog spot

    http://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/
    to download

    http://ps3mediaserver.org/forum/
    official forum!!

    awesome java app made for windows/mac/linux

    streaming wirelessly is ok, but wired is the best you can get around 50-100 mbps wich will stream blu ray 1080p pretty nicely!!

    i use wireless as of now but will run cat 5 or cat 6 cables soon to my ps3's!!

    get it! it plays almost anything you throw at it!! and the forum is awesome for any help you may need!
     
  22. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    i have a blue ray reader made by LG, but not burner

    i found a website called videohelp.com and a guy has a way to back up and encode blurays into avi's and divx which loweres the overall size to somewhere between 6-15 gigs!!

    that is awesome!!

    i use windows xp pro to do my blu rays, it is just very time consuming, i have a link saved from handbrake where a guy set up scripts and used windows to rip the blu ray then handbrake under mac to encode and i guess they turned out very nice:)

    http://forum.handbrake.fr/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9083

    if you want to take a look!!

    kinda techie for me, but might try it someday?
     
  23. fridgeymonster3 macrumors 6502

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    When I get home I'll definitely try this - I've had enough of medialink. Thanks for the links.
     
  24. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    send me a pm with your email and i will send you the newest beta version!1

    the maker's name is shagrath, he always updates things in the program and there are a few versions that people are saying are the most stable, but i upgrade and go from there!

    where do you live in cali?

    i am there too!
     
  25. yossim thread starter macrumors regular

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    what's a safe website to download this from?
     

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