Which encoding program?

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Hi all,
I have just recently installed a AMD Athlon 64 3400+ processor with new
motherboard. This was to replace an ageing 1.4ghz athlon.

I upgraded to try and get a vast improve in overall system performance,
which I must say, I am very impressed with it.

My step dad has asked me to put some of his video files onto a dvd for him
for a presentation for his course work.
Now, I took it upon myself to try out the video encoding software that came
with my dvd burner (Pinnacle 8 or something), but am I am totally disgusted
that it is taking roughly the same amount of time to encode as it did with
my old processor.

Can anyone recommend a fast video encoder? The one I tried out was to
convert divx to dvd but for about 80 minutes of encoding plus a menu it was
taking well over 4 hours!

I also tried out the demo version of Nero's encoder (Nero recode I think it
was called), but this kept mucking up on me - it encoded the first file then
most of the 2nd one, then died a horrible death. So don't think I'll be
buying anything from Ahead Software!

I'm running the beta of windows XP64 if that helps, but I'd rather keep this
as the pc seems to be far faster using this.
Also, I have 768mb DDR Ram

Cheers, Scott
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    "Scott" <pawsandclawsremovethis@btconnect.com> wrote in message
    news:d0pl80$gil$1@titan.btinternet.com...
    > Hi all,
    > I have just recently installed a AMD Athlon 64 3400+ processor with new
    > motherboard. This was to replace an ageing 1.4ghz athlon.
    >
    > I upgraded to try and get a vast improve in overall system performance,
    > which I must say, I am very impressed with it.
    >
    > My step dad has asked me to put some of his video files onto a dvd for him
    > for a presentation for his course work.
    > Now, I took it upon myself to try out the video encoding software that
    > came with my dvd burner (Pinnacle 8 or something), but am I am totally
    > disgusted that it is taking roughly the same amount of time to encode as
    > it did with my old processor.
    >
    > Can anyone recommend a fast video encoder? The one I tried out was to
    > convert divx to dvd but for about 80 minutes of encoding plus a menu it
    > was taking well over 4 hours!
    >
    > I also tried out the demo version of Nero's encoder (Nero recode I think
    > it was called), but this kept mucking up on me - it encoded the first file
    > then most of the 2nd one, then died a horrible death. So don't think I'll
    > be buying anything from Ahead Software!
    >
    > I'm running the beta of windows XP64 if that helps, but I'd rather keep
    > this as the pc seems to be far faster using this.
    > Also, I have 768mb DDR Ram
    >
    > Cheers, Scott
    You're running software that wasn't designed for Windows 64 (AFAIK). You're
    running a beta o/s, with limited driver support, I'm not really suprised
    it's not working properly.
    Have you tried doing this with 32bit XP?

    SteveH
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    hands down the best program for encoding video to put on dvd is tmpgenc,
    though it's not the fastest. i have a 2.8ghz p4c overclocked to 3.4ghz and
    my encode times can range anywhere from half the play time to double the
    play time depending on the type of source file, format it's being encoded to
    and quality settings. for best speed and still good quality use CBR and
    motion estimate search.

    www.videohelp.com

    "Scott" <pawsandclawsremovethis@btconnect.com> wrote in message
    news:d0pl80$gil$1@titan.btinternet.com...
    > Hi all,
    > I have just recently installed a AMD Athlon 64 3400+ processor with new
    > motherboard. This was to replace an ageing 1.4ghz athlon.
    >
    > I upgraded to try and get a vast improve in overall system performance,
    > which I must say, I am very impressed with it.
    >
    > My step dad has asked me to put some of his video files onto a dvd for him
    > for a presentation for his course work.
    > Now, I took it upon myself to try out the video encoding software that
    came
    > with my dvd burner (Pinnacle 8 or something), but am I am totally
    disgusted
    > that it is taking roughly the same amount of time to encode as it did with
    > my old processor.
    >
    > Can anyone recommend a fast video encoder? The one I tried out was to
    > convert divx to dvd but for about 80 minutes of encoding plus a menu it
    was
    > taking well over 4 hours!
    >
    > I also tried out the demo version of Nero's encoder (Nero recode I think
    it
    > was called), but this kept mucking up on me - it encoded the first file
    then
    > most of the 2nd one, then died a horrible death. So don't think I'll be
    > buying anything from Ahead Software!
    >
    > I'm running the beta of windows XP64 if that helps, but I'd rather keep
    this
    > as the pc seems to be far faster using this.
    > Also, I have 768mb DDR Ram
    >
    > Cheers, Scott
    >
    >
    >
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