View Full Version : XviD encoding taking a long time

Ash M
05-01-2005, 10:16 PM

I'm trying to backup a DVD of my cousins wedding to XviD.
I'm using dvd::rip in Fedora Core 2.

It rip's off the DVD really quickly, but when I select a bitrate of about 800, its only going at about 7.4fps and is giving me an estimated time of 8 hours.

There is about 2 hours of footage in native (.Vob) format

Is this normal? I'm sure its quicker when I do it on a windows box.


05-01-2005, 10:28 PM
whats the specs of the pc?

05-01-2005, 10:32 PM
When I was encoding to SVCD format on a 1GHz CPU, it took about an hour for three minutes of video to be done, so I wouldn't be surprised at the eight hour encode time.

You could try selecting a lower quality level though.

Ash M
05-01-2005, 10:56 PM
whats the specs of the pc?

Athlon 2400XP, 512mb ram, 80gb ata-133 hdd.

Encoding using the ffmpeg mpeg4 codec goes much faster, at about 33fps, but i don't even know what that is so...we'll see about the quality


06-01-2005, 12:12 AM
How many passes? You should be doing at least 2.

06-01-2005, 08:52 AM
Personally I would prefer to encode it to Theora if you're after compression....
Or even VP6 would do!