Why does encoding seem to significantly speed up after a reboot?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Siderz, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Siderz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2012
    Has anyone else ever had a very long estimated time for an export, tried rebooting the computer, then found it goes at a normal speed?

    Why is this? What is accumulating that slows it down?
  2. winston1236 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2010

    Because a restart clears all the RAM. To save time just open Terminal and type in "purge." It does the same thing as a restart.
  3. laurim macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2003
    Minnesota USA
    Thanks for that tip!
  4. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Intel Turbo Boost?

    You can view the Turbo Boost status with this utility:

  5. Siderz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2012
    I don't think that's the case, I have 16GB RAM and will have a decent amount of free RAM while exporting in Premiere Pro CC, then the reboot speeds it up.
  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Likely you have some processes running that you don't know about an the re-boot sops them. If you knew about them then you could do this manually. Have you kooks at Activity Monitor both before and after a re-boot? Look at what is running and amount of RAM used.

    I don't see a difference on my iMac but then i'm car full not to run other software while I'm transcoding video.

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