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Old 02-13-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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My son is using DVD flick to burn DVD's. He said it's taking an aweful long time to burn a DVD. After 2 1/2 hours, there was still 80% left. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:20 PM
 
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Encoding video is very slow process.The burn is not what is taking so much time but the encoding. What is the source of the videos?
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:56 PM
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Encoding video is very slow process.The burn is not what is taking so much time but the encoding.
Encoding speed can be improved with a faster processor, more RAM and having plenty of free space on the hard drive. Outside of gaming, encoding video is one of the most intensive tasks you are likely to do on a computer today.
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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Encoding video is very slow process.The burn is not what is taking so much time but the encoding. What is the source of the videos?
utorrent. He has 2 gigs of RAM. I gues he could upgrade to 4 gig.
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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utorrent. He has 2 gigs of RAM. I gues he could upgrade to 4 gig.
its not ram that's needed, its processing power.

I encode 1080p video on 2GB of ram with no problems.
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Old 02-13-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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its not ram that's needed, its processing power.

I encode 1080p video on 2GB of ram with no problems.
Could you explain how to do it?
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:32 PM
 
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The first thing to understand is there is no specific time it should take unless you're using standard material and doing standard encode. For example if you have DV-AVI from DV camcorder which is lightly compressed video it would take about 1 hour to encode one hour of video to DVD compliant .mpg using a p4 3ghz and mainconcepts encoder. I know this because I've done it hundreds of times on similar machine and know others that have similar experience with similar machine. Now if we added a filter like noise removal you just added a few hours to the process. We could add another hour doing two pass encoding, etc. If you were encoding to HD video it's going to take a ridiculous amount of time on machine like that.

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utorrent.
This video is probably no where near DVD compliant and would be one reason it's taking so long but it does seem excessive. Either the settings being used or the software is causing an excessive amount of processing.

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Old 02-13-2011, 10:50 PM
 
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Encoding speed can be improved with a faster processor, more RAM and having plenty of free space on the hard drive. Outside of gaming, encoding video is one of the most intensive tasks you are likely to do on a computer today.
Having a lot of RAM is not all that important unless you're doing some heavy duty editing, some of the special effects applications are RAM hogs... Drive performance when processing video doesn't become much of an issue because you usually can't process the data fast enough o excedd the limitations of the drive. There are some exceptions, if for example we already had DVD compliant .mpg and edited together a bunch of clips all with the same specs we could output this edited video without reencoding. In this case you're basically copying the video and having two drives, one to source from and another to output to will greatly speed up the process.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:01 AM
 
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Could you explain how to do it?
i use various types of software.




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This video is probably no where near DVD compliant and would be one reason it's taking so long
this is more than likely the correct answer. if you're burning DVD's to play on a standard DVD player, your computer is having to convert to a video_ts file structure and VOB video files. this process takes me about 30 minutes.

if i'm burning avchd, i convert the files first and then it takes about 2-3 minutes to burn. the video_ts is just going to take some time.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:54 AM
 
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720ps and 1080ps will take a long time to burn. It depends on how the video is compressed and of course your dvd burner as well as your computer specs. Yes I have some movies that take hours to burn. Avatar extended blue ray takes almost 3.5 hours for istance.
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