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Video Encoding Software?

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DumpALump

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Jun 24, 2002
Location
California, US
My dad is going to be putting together a new computer in a couple months. He's mainly doing it for video encoding purposes. I was wondering what video encoding software would take advantage of dual cpus?
 

Dc5e

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Mar 10, 2003
Location
MA
when i did some encoding with divx and stuff, i noticed the other cpu wasn't being used much.... there probably is some slight improvement to encoding on a dual but the biggest difference is that you can still be able to use the computer without seeing any slowdown.

I think it really depends on the codec, whether it can do multi-threads
 

rezon8

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Jan 14, 2003
Location
Lewisville, Tx.
I have used Vidomi, it is SMP aware, and i does actually improve with 2 cpu's. both Processors are pegged at 100%.
TMPENC and Mainconcept MPEG encoders are SMP aware, and are really fast on my duallie.

But if you are going to build a rig for Vid encoding, go Intel. I know im kinda an AMD fanboy i guess, but the P4 just toasts my duallie as far as raw speed in encoding.
 

David

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Feb 20, 2001
I use Gordian Knot to encode VOBs and the like. Its multithreaded when it does the actual encoding.