Why is it taking 19 hours to encode...

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Why is it taking 19 hours to encode...

Post by Guest » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:16 am

I just bought a new 21" iMac last week and it is just to slow to use. Before it used to take a couple of hours now its just way too long

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Re:Why is it taking 19 hours to encode...

Post by Guest » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:16 am

Hi

 

As I understands it - This has nothing to do with Your iMac - Any Mac would take the same time.

 

May be OS and support on the Window-PC platform handles this better.

 

• .avi - is no specific codec (file format) but a container and the codec in this might not be one that iDVD can directly use (encode to .mpeg2 as on DVD disks)

 

So either it just can't do it - or -

iDVD has to back-encode to an usably codec - THIS IS WHAT I THINK HAS HAPPENED

 

This back-encoding can take serious time - AND the final result usually is far from Good.

 

I would

• find out in what codec the .avi file is (I use QuickTime and in this inspector to read what codec .avi contains) (.mov is also a container)

• import it into a program that can transcode to a better codec for iDVD - streamingDV or AIC (I GUESS)

• then use this in iDVD

 

Yours Bengt W


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