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CPU intensive? Mine is so slow it doesn't enen use much cpu! I have looked for any options to address this but so far, I won't be buying any more Roxio Products. Even dvd shrink is faster. all I want to do is remaster some dvd's from my tv dvdrecorder!

 

Win XP Media center

Pentium 4 3.06gb cpu

2.5gb Ram

256mb graphic card

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CPU intensive? Mine is so slow it doesn't enen use much cpu! I have looked for any options to address this but so far, I won't be buying any more Roxio Products. Even dvd shrink is faster. all I want to do is remaster some dvd's from my tv dvdrecorder!

 

Win XP Media center

Pentium 4 3.06gb cpu

2.5gb Ram

256mb graphic card

 

 

Sorry forgot to mention when i wrote this that i did not update my pc spec.

 

Mind you Johnkerrison try doing this in ULEAD, oh my god that is slow.

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Bear in mind guys that video rendering IS slow - that's a fact of life. Even Pixar with their 'farm' of multicore, tons of RAM machines admit it takes a very long time to render (and they're using dedicated, top-end, cost a small fortune, apps for that job)

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Bear in mind guys that video rendering IS slow - that's a fact of life. Even Pixar with their 'farm' of multicore, tons of RAM machines admit it takes a very long time to render (and they're using dedicated, top-end, cost a small fortune, apps for that job)

 

 

I hope in the future they can do something about this, you would have thought as technology is vastly expanding at the rate of my heart beat they would have something for this :lol:

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I hope in the future they can do something about this, you would have thought as technology is vastly expanding at the rate of my heart beat they would have something for this :lol:

 

You're lucky it does it at all, with a Celeron computer. As long as it does work, just do something else why the computer is doing its thing. I do.

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You're lucky it does it at all, with a Celeron computer. As long as it does work, just do something else why the computer is doing its thing. I do.

 

 

Hey Bruce dont knock my Celeron :D it does wonders for me, its a good computer. :lol:

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Based on the profile of your computer spec's, it is not one specifically made for doing the best video work. But that is most likely the thoughts of most of the others that have replied. Nothing wrong with your computer. It is just not one that is put together for doing video work in the best way possible.

 

Having that cup of coffee is a pretty good idea while you are waiting for the computer to do it's thing in video work. :D

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Sorry forgot to mention when i wrote this that i did not update my pc spec.

 

Mind you Johnkerrison try doing this in ULEAD, oh my god that is slow.

So why can't it utilise more memory and why use only 0.1% of cpu power (from task manager)

 

Blimey, I remember rendering on an old Amiga 500 years ago, now that was slow(about 62hrs)! but it at least done the job!

spec is

 

Number of processors 1

Number of cores 1 per processor

Number of threads 2 (max 2) per processor

Name Intel Pentium 4 524

Code Name Prescott

Specification Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.06GHz

Package Socket 775 LGA

Family/Model/Stepping F.4.9

Extended Family/Model F.4

Core Stepping G1

Technology 90 nm

Core Speed 3058.9 MHz

Multiplier x Bus speed 23.0 x 133.0 MHz

Rated Bus speed 532.0 MHz

Stock frequency 3066 MHz

Instruction sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, EM64T

L1 Data cache 16 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size

Trace cache 12 Kuops, 8-way set associative

L2 cache 1024 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size

 

Chipset & Memory

 

Northbridge Intel i915P/i915G rev. 0E

Southbridge Intel 82801FB (ICH6) rev. 03

Graphic Interface PCI-Express

PCI-E Link Width x16

PCI-E Max Link Width x16

Memory Type DDR2

Memory Size 2560 MBytes

Memory Frequency 199.5 MHz (2:3)

CAS# Latency (tCL) 4.0 clocks

RAS# to CAS# (tRDC) 4 clocks

RAS# Precharge (tRP) 4 clocks

Cycle Time (tRAS) 12 clocks

 

System

 

System Manufacturer Packard Bell NEC

System Name I-media MC H1519

System S/N 101060220305

Mainboard Vendor NEC COMPUTERS INTERNATIONAL

Mainboard Model GA-8I915PMD

BIOS Vendor Award Software International, Inc.

BIOS Version 10g

BIOS Date 11/25/2005

 

Memory SPD

 

Module 1 DDR2, PC2-4300 (266 MHz), 512 MBytes, Micron Technology

Module 2 DDR2, PC2-4300 (266 MHz), 1024 MBytes, Micron Technology

Module 3 DDR2, PC2-4300 (266 MHz), 1024 MBytes, Micron Technology

 

Software

 

Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)

DirectX Version 9.0c

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So why can't it utilise more memory and why use only 0.1% of cpu power (from task manager)

 

Blimey, I remember rendering on an old Amiga 500 years ago, now that was slow(about 62hrs)! but it at least done the job!

spec is

 

Number of processors 1

Number of cores 1 per processor

Number of threads 2 (max 2) per processor

Name Intel Pentium 4 524

Code Name Prescott

Specification Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.06GHz

 

DVD shrink is faster. With your computer, you should be able to render an AVI to a compatible mpg2 file in 1 to about 1 1/2 times the length of the file. I don't think that is extremely slow. With older computers, it was between 4 and 10 times the length of the project The best way was to start it at night and come back in the morning and hopefully it had completed or a slow round of golf. With your computer, you may not have time to take a short cat nap or play more than one or two holes.

 

If you are starting with a compatible mpg2 files and not changing the quality, there is no re-encoding so the time is very quick except for the areas where you have done some editing.

 

How long is it taking you? What video card do you have? With this software, a good video card with recent video drivers plays a large part in the speed. If your video card/chip can't handle the 3D transitions, the program will work in software mode which is a lot slower. That computer comes with a video card with only 64mb memory. To run this program efficiently, you need 256 on-board. Also make sure that you have updated the video drivers for that card. I believe that this is the correct one.

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What do you mean by 'so long'?

 

Is this a DVD that you made using EMC or is it a commercial DVD? If it's a commercial DVD with copyprotection, it won't import it.

 

The speed with which you import is dependent on your computer and the type of movie you're importing.

 

Simple steps to speed up the process are.... defragment your hard drive first, disconnect from the internet and turn off your virus and firewall programs, don't do anything else on your computer while you're importing. Importing is a very CPU intensive process and anything else you're doing on the computer will slow the importation.

 

Or you can go grab a cup of coffee or play a round of golf and come back when it's done. :D

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