Question about HandBrake

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  1. maccam macrumors 6502a

    maccam

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    Hello!

    Well I'm getting ready for my new iPod Nano, I would like to put the movie "Cars" on it. So I downloaded HandBrake, but on my ibook it says it will take 8h20m to convert :eek: will this be faster on me dad's C2D iMac?

    Thanks in advanced!
     
  2. smurfy macrumors member

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    Your iBook uses (at best) a two year old processor. Yes, a C2D iMac will be ALOT faster.
     
  3. BennyK macrumors 6502

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    How long does it normally take to rip something say an hour long and convert to iPod format?
     
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    It depends what CPU you have.

    Edit : Takes about 35mins on my Mac Pro to convert a 1 hour 30min film to iPod high res.
     
  5. maccam thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well on my iBook g4 it was doing 3-6 FPS. And on my dad's C2D 2ghz iMac it was doing 36-40 FPS, all iPod low-res. And Cars is a 1h 16m movie.
     
  6. paddy macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say it will be a bit faster than that. What I've found with Handbrake is that it's time estimates aren't usually too accurate unlike MactheRipper which is bang on.
     
  7. maccam thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It was going higher, it was at 11h57m when I quit it.

    On the iMac it finished in about an hour.
     
  8. sulhaq macrumors regular

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    It's taking 8 hours because the movie is region locked and ripping directly from Handbrake will cause the region lock to rip at a snail's pace of 3-4fps.

    Use "MacTheRipper" to copy the image of the dvd on your HDD getting rid of the region lock. Once you do that Handbrake should rip at least 10 times faster.
     

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