Xgrid and Handbrake?

ekenny

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Does anyone know if Handbrake will take advantage of XGrid? This is taking too long. Just curious.
 

pdpfilms

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What's taking too long? The coming of Xgrid or the ripping of that DVD?

Xgrid is supposed to be able to work with any app, right? I would LOVE to network some processor power for ripping my DVD collection...
 

superbovine

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pdpfilms said:
What's taking too long? The coming of Xgrid or the ripping of that DVD?

Xgrid is supposed to be able to work with any app, right? I would LOVE to network some processor power for ripping my DVD collection...
you'd still be limited to the how fast the hard drive could write data to a drive depending on ATA/SCSI/RAID/RPM etc, and how fast the DVD-ROM can read the data. In other words the bottleneck is the hard drive, and DVD-ROM not the processor power.
 

ekenny

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pdpfilms said:
What's taking too long? The coming of Xgrid or the ripping of that DVD?
Actually, the ripping went pretty fast. Its the encoding that's taking a while (about 25-30 minutes for each 12 minute episode). I'm making them 50MB files with 112kbps mp3 audio. They look great, and don't notice much difference if I used 100 MB files.