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Extremely long encoding times with TMPGEnc

Discussion in 'Video to DVD' started by Lawmanxxx, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. Lawmanxxx

    Lawmanxxx Guest

    I have been a long time user of Nero products for both CD and, more recently, DVD Authoring and burning. I have had my problems with NeroVision Express 3, but have worked through them with much experimentation and a ton of good advice from the fine people here in the afterdawn forums. A few days ago, I stumbled apon an AVI to DVD guide (yourmercifulgod.co.uk ) that recommended using several programs that I had never used before to do the transcoding and authoring. I decided to give it a try and proceeded to download all the programs it suggested. These include: TMPGEnc Plus 2.5, TMPGEnc DVD Author 1.6, VirturalDubMod 1.5.4.1, AC3fix, and G-Spot. I downloaded a 700mb avi movie file and followed the guides directions exactly. (The AVI to DVD Guide found on afterdawn's site is very similar, with a few differences in apps)The first thing that struck me was the ENORMOUS time it takes to transcode from avi to mpeg2. I'm talking 10 hours! You gotta be kidding me! I suppose it might be worth it if the quality really knocked my socks off but, quite frankly, it didn't. I couldn't tell the difference in video or audio quality compared to NVE3, which does it all in about 3.5 hours. I recently completed a project to burn the complete CSI Seasons 1-4, up to and including last weeks episode of season 5, to DVD using NVE3 and Nero Express. I'm talking 104 episodes on 27 DVD's. This took about two months. If I had done it with TMPGEnc, it would take two years!!! What's the deal with this program and why do so many people swear by it? Am I using it wrong? Hell, afterdawn's own guide even says to expect up to 20 hours to encode a single file. 20 hours? I think NOT!
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  2. FartDude

    FartDude Guest

    Well u could try winavi converter which i can convert a avi to dvd in 45min to 1hr , really it all depends on ur system specs and the type of video ur working with.
     
  3. rebootjim

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    Because it's marketed better than the others, and most users have no idea that there are much better/faster encoders around, for about the same price.
     
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    I would fall into that category.
    Can you recommend a couple? I would be most appreciative.
     
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    Mainconcept mpeg encoder, Canopus Procoder express, CinemaCraft basic.
     
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    also, because many people use it and there is lots of help available if your stuck. its also very easy to use.
     
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    i had a file take 18 hours with nerovision once because i edited the focus and the color of the file so i aborted and started it without editing anything and it only took 3 hours.
     

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