Elgato Turbo.264

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  1. verbal

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    Too expensive. I don't pay for my movies, why should I pay to convert it.
     
  3. verbal

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    You aren't paying to convert it-- you're paying to convert it in 15x+ the speed to save time.

    Handbrake takes 3+ hours to encode a movie on my PowerBook. I'd pay $85 (cheapest I've found it) to be able to do it in 20 minutes.
     
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    Yeah, I fuckin hate how Handbrake and just about any other sw takes forever to encode a movie. I'm considering buying this. Using torrents can take a long time to download as well, if what you're looking for is even available. I've only been able to dl a couple movies, and that took a couple days or so. I've had better luck dl The Sarah Connor Chronicles, but those are only like 350mb. The thing I've noticed about torrents is that only the new stuff is easy to get, there's alot more seeders but then it slowly dies off. Unless I'm missing something, or there are better torrent sites out there, let me know if there are. This would be perfect for movie downloads too, now that that I think about it. Most movies are encoded using the .avi format, (xvid, divx).
     
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    have read very mixed reviews about it, do some googling. If they brought out a v.2 with more encoding options and visual hub supported it :bowdown:
     
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    atm I use visualhub + xgrid when I have more than one file to do. it rocks but you still have to leave it for a while.
     
  7. verbal

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    So you need OS X Server for Xgrid?
     
  8. mobbarley

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    no, just tiger machines, no leotard atm.
     
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    but it is limited to one video / core when using xgrid. so you need more than a couple of files at a time to make it useful.
     
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    so I have two dual cores and a single core, I use the single core to mange the work (because it is ppc not intel and slow) and the two dual cores to transcode 4x videos simultaneously.
     
  11. xenon supra

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    8 core ftw :o
     
  12. gui3

    gui3 all the dude ever wanted was his rug back

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    for what it's worth, you can save some time with handbrake if you rip the DVD to the hard drive first. that also frees up the DVD drive to rip the next movie.

    i have been doing a lot of encoding lately...wish it was cheaper.
     
  13. verbal

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    Damn. I have two PB 1.67ghz's. Would be nice to get them to work together.

    Know where I can find info on this and be informed when I can do this on Leopard?
     
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    yeah, on their website. afaik its "not soon"
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    if you could do an FAQ thread about visualhub and Xgrid that would be sweet, I've been thinking about going this route but I don't know much about it.
     
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