Handbrake Slow on SR MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Erasmus, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. Erasmus macrumors 68030


    Jun 22, 2006
    Hiding from Omnius in Australia
    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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