Is 2-pass encoding really worth it?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by stevearm, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. stevearm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2007
    I use Handbrake to rip DVDs and the process takes over 2 hours per movie, which seems completely excessive.

    Out of curiosity, is 2-pass encoding, which basically doubles the amount of time it takes, really necessary? Is the difference noticeable?

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Test it and see. It depends on the format and the quality you're going for.

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