Mac Mini Base handbrake times?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by micrors4racer, May 28, 2012.

  1. micrors4racer macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2012
    I have a base 2.3ghz 2011 mini and 8 gb of ram. For a 2 hour mkv I am getting 15-20fps and about 3 hours on the Apple TV 2 setting and about 7fps on high profile. Is this about right?

    I am on Windows 8 right now its probably faster on OSX, I will update this later.
  2. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2011
    That's probably not bad. I'm on a 2.7 GHz i7 Mac mini and it takes about 2+ hours or so to encode a bluray ripped .mkv file in HandBrake to the AppleTV 2 setting.
  3. john.burn macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2007

    Guys, is there a reason you're converting and not remuxing? AppleTV supports the enclosed files within bluray mkv's. Just needs a simple remux - usually 2 to 10 minutes!

    Go look at iflicks.
  4. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2011
    Size would be a good reason. You could maintain very good quality using the High Profile plus Web Optimized to play on the ATV3 1080p and save 75% of the space.
  5. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2011
    Yeah, there's a great reason. Size. I can take a 30 gig BluRay and still have it be in fantastic quality while only taking up 2-3 gigs.
  6. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2011
    Ie, right now I have 349 movies consuming 560 gigs. If those were not converted it would take somewhere between 6 to 10 terrabytes just for those movies. For me, converting is a no brainer. I don't care enough about the slightly degraded quality to justify spending the ridiculous amount of money it would take to have redundant storage for 15-20 terrabytes of media.
  7. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2012
    I have masses of redundant storage, more than enough to store that much data. It's called my Bluray Disks (and the shops).

    Only joking, but what is the point of ripping when it presents such storage or encoding challenges and when just playing to disk is so easy?
  8. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2011
    iPad playback. Also, Apple TV streaming.
  9. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    So my entire movie collection is available in every room without having to worry about where the disc is
  10. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2011
    Yup. All my discs are ripped to the Mac. The disc cases are thrown away, and all discs are in a single binder hidden on a shelf far far away. I hate my bluray player, and the dreadful time to turn the crap on, sit throug forced previews, etc. I may toss the damned thing! :)
  11. throAU macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia

    Click spotlight
    Type <movie name>

    Found. Instantly.

    350 BDROMs? Good luck.

    Never mind the other benefits.

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