[mythtv-users] Slow, slow, slow transcode
jvolckaert at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 13:24:39 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? More
> RAM? ANYTHING?
> Or, if someone can suggest specific transcoding options that will result in
> a recording FINISHING transcoding the same day it is STARTED, that would be
> good too.
What transcode setting where you trying to achieve? When I run
pdatranscode on an hour long show it takes about 15 minutes. I shrink
it down to 320x240 300K bitrate which comes out to about 150M. This
is on an AMD 1700 with 500M ram. I'm using mencoder's lavc codec
(mpeg4) with pdatranscode.
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