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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Floor it - speed up time converting MPEG4 / H.264 videos

I have a couple of very good HD videos on my server, downloaded trailers, teasers, homegrown, demos, documentaries. But not all of them are in MPEG4 or the more optimal H.264.

How to get to play it on your iPod, PS3, PSP etc?
  • Get the Pro Version of Quicktime
  • Get the free Videora converters from Redkawa
  • Invest into a Dual-Core Processer / loads of RAM
  • Spend power and time to get your video converter slower then realtime
Now the new thing is - there is an article in the current "video" Magazine 7/2007, talking about a USB stick which hardware-accelerates the converting-process. They've tested it in practice and had a MPEG-2 video converted once with and w/o the stick.
From 31 minutes, it was done in 8 (!).

Unfortunately it seems that you can only use only their converting software - but let's see if it's worth it. You can get more info here, there is a slap rating at Amazon, but I still just ordered it - if the result is not promising, just sending it back. Will put a review here later.

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Blogger Hakuna said...

It's crap - no 1080i/p HD conversion, maximum resolution is 720x, only for iPod, PSP, Zune, I had only a media converter software 2.0, whereby there is 2.5 for another $19.99 out there.

I'd rather spend the cash into more RAM, having several jobs running at the same time and make most of the power. Time is nothing.

5:14 PM  

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