[mythtv-users] Slow, slow, slow transcode

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 04:08:11 UTC 2006

On 12/3/06, Pete Cap <peteoutside at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I transcoded a video today using FFMPEG--took around 3 hours for a 2-hour
> video and the quality was just awful.  So I tried again using transcode and
> DivX, same properties.  I guess I should have read up on multi-pass
> transcoding before trying, but I just noticed it entered the "final pass"
> after 6 hours of processing...it has another 7 to go.
> So, I have maybe 20 shows I want to transcode so as to free up some space.
> Is there ANY way to speed up this process?  The computer is not great--is
> a 2.4ghz Celeron with 2 gigs of RAM--maybe getting a beefier processor?

Your processor is your biggest problem. Upgrade that and favor processor
frequency over a slower frequency dual core as I have yet to see any of the
myth transcoding tools use the second processor in any big way.

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