Handbrake Slow on SR MBP

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    Erasmus

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    OK, I've downloaded the newest version of handbrake, and I'm converting a DVD off my hard drive (MacTheRipper). I'm converting at 100% constant quality, without deinterlacing or anamorphic, h.264.
    I'm getting about 9 frames per second on average.
    The computer is a 2.2 GHz MBP.
    Now, this should not be an issue of the igh quality setting. Why? Because iStat Pro reports that 60% of the available CPU power is idle. Down the bottom, in Processes, handbrake is taking up under 20% of the processor. I believe down the bottom of iStat Pro the percentages are given in relation to a single core, so fuly taxing both cores is 200%? Either way, only using 20% of the CPU is terrible. I can see no reason why it should not be running at ~150% or more.

    Can anybody explain this, and tell me how I can fix it?
     

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