MKV Conversion Time in Visualhub. Is this right?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by soquickwitit, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. soquickwitit macrumors member

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    I figured it'd go a little quicker than 5 hrs with the new macbook i picked up.

    it takes about 5 hrs per bluray mkv file. I have a new macbook, 2.4ghz, 4gig ram. From someone knowledged, is this about right?

    Is there a quicker way? thx
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Encoding high-def H.264 is pretty much the most expensive thing you can do, in terms of processor time. It's a very computationally intensive task, there's not much you can really do to reduce the time involved.
     
  3. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    I have a MacBook Pro with similar specs and it took just over 4 hours to do 117 min movie. Sounds right to me (non-HD titles in HandBreak take me 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours with dual pass selected, just an FYI for comparison)
     
  4. MrPunk2u macrumors member

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    on my 2.8 iMac it takes about 2-3 hours
     
  5. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a

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    I'll confirm. It takes awhile. Que a number of them up and let it run over night...
     
  6. cenetti macrumors 6502

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    new mac pro takes about 70mins average for an 8.5gb HD mkv to mp4
    (everything high) - go nuts, best possible etc.

    I've converted about 170 HD files so far, without a mac pro..I couldn't have done it..

    even with that I backup my movie library everyday..lol....nothing else but just movies...way too much time invested...I cant imagine losing them....
    :eek:
     
  7. chiefpavvy macrumors 6502a

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    Good lord, 70 mins for a 8.5GB HD MKV???

    I need a Mac Pro. Or Two. :D
     
  8. kolax macrumors G3

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    It does take a while.

    The likes of a TV show in HD (i.e. Lost) VisualHub converts the 1.07GB file from .mkv to .mp4 in about 90 minutes.

    Lost is about 45 minutes long. So, average movie = 2 hours, so (90x2.67)/60 = 4 hours.

    Sounds about right.
     
  9. soquickwitit thread starter macrumors member

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    What are the specs of your macbook pro? what piece of hardware is making your conversions go so quick?
     
  10. kolax macrumors G3

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    He's got a Mac Pro, not a MacBook Pro.

    Hence why his performance is ridiculously good.
     
  11. cenetti macrumors 6502

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    its a mac pro..

    2 x 2.8ghz (8 cores) 6gb ram...

    2x750gb raid0
     

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