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Old Sep 08, 2002, 01:07 PM
Infliction Infliction is offline
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Default Time it takes to encode to mpeg

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I was following a tutorial on how to create vcds from dvds. everything was going fine and i then came to encoding to mpeg

i was told to select where i wanted to split the dvd in two so it would fit on 2 vcds.

i was told to download TMPGEnc encoder, which i did, and follow the wizard to envoding to mpeg

once i had all the settings set i clicked START and it began encoding the first half of the mpeg. However, it said it would take over 4.5 hrs to do so. Is this how long it should take to encode???

Im running xp, 1Ghz, 256K ram with 20Gig HDD

If it is going to take me over 9hrs to encode a vcd then i dont think ill bother - any suggestions?

the tutorial i used it here:


the programs i am using to this are:

SmartRipper/Dvd2Avi/TMPGEnc/ChapterExtractor/VCDeasy - i havent got round to using the last 2

if anyone can help a relative newbie to realm of dvd/.vcd making it would be very much appreacited

Thanks in advance
Old Sep 08, 2002, 03:02 PM
dcm386 dcm386 is offline
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I guess the time could be right. It takes me probably like at least 4.5 hours to do a reasonable length DVD --> SVCD conversion on a P4 1.6 GHz with 256 MB of RAM.
Old Sep 08, 2002, 10:30 PM
lance790 lance790 is offline
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encoding takes forever
Old Sep 09, 2002, 01:58 AM
zachariah zachariah is offline
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takes me anywhere from 4.5 to 6 hours to encode a vcd on an AMD900 with 128 meg of ram on the normal setting I usually just set it going before I go to bed an wake to a perfect rip every time
Old Sep 09, 2002, 05:22 AM
alanhe alanhe is offline
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Yep ... afraid it takes a LONG time to encode properly. Try lowering the speed in TMPGe which'll speed the conversion up and see if you can see the difference in quality

Old Sep 09, 2002, 11:08 AM
Infliction Infliction is offline
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Default Pausing and restarting encoding


I was wondering if it was possible to, after a couple of hours, to pause mid-encoding a vcd mpeg, turn laptop off to let it cool down, and then resume when i felt like it

Or does encoding have to be one continous procedure??

what are the best encoding programs?? - im using TMPGEnc

Cheers in advance

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