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11-05-2009, 03:51 PM
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Is there something that I can do, or add to my computer that would make the encoding process in MC go faster? For a 3 hr video, it takes about 9 hrs to do, what's weird is, for a 2 hr video, it takes 3-4 hrs to do...I thought that's kinda odd
I do a lot of 3 hr videos and that 9 hr encoding time kills precious time, so can I add or replace anything to speed that up, or would I have to get a whole new computer?
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11-05-2009, 04:02 PM
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Be sure all the settings are correct, such as resolution, interlace, etc. If it takes 4 hours for a 2-hour encode, it should only take 6 hours for a 3-hour encode.

Beyond that, know that CPU and hard drive speed are the two bottlenecks. RAM is barely used. Adding RAM does nothing.

You'd have to add a new high-end computer to up the encode speeds. I can get maybe 100fps MPEG-2 on my quad-core, in MainConcept. That means a 2 hour video takes maybe 45 minutes.

You can always buy more computers, and use a KVM!

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"Be sure all the settings are correct, such as resolution, interlace, etc"

Do I check these settings in MC, if so, where at?
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11-05-2009, 06:14 PM
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Click on some stuff and look around. There's not much to it. I want to teach folks, but I also want you to take some initiative and research/test/experiment. Play with things, look around. The computer won't explode.

"Teach a man to fish..."

A lot of this has already been covered in some of the many, many threads we've had in the past many months, going over your project.

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Well...I can't look for something, unless I know what I'm looking for lol. I'm using the settings that you gave me to use before..
(When I'm encoding)
mpeg 2
elementary video
video mode- ntsc

detailed settings-
width 352
height 480
check by keep proportions
check by 2 pass encoding
frame rate 29.97
field encoding - top field first

advanced mpeg settings
frame rate - 29.97 fps ntsc, non drop frame rate
apect ratio - 4:3 display
bitrate type - variable
rate mode control - mode 1

When Not Editing Audio -
Mpeg type - mpeg 2
stream type - program video & audio
video mode - ntsc
audio mode - layer 2

Adv mpeg settings
Audio type - mpeg layer 2
bitrate - 256
(all other settings are the same as i listed above)

Does all of that look good?
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11-05-2009, 07:25 PM
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Looks good.

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