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I just upgraded from "Easy" creator 7.5 and am finding that Creator 2009 is horribly slow in converting divx, or avi, video to DVD. My machine is no slouch, P4-2.4 gig chip with gobs of ram (2 gb), and nothing else has changed on my system. Am I using the wrong program or is this the nature of the new beast? Convert time for same movie from old system to new system jumped by four hours. The old 7.5 program stood out by it's name alone... EASY!

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I just upgraded from "Easy" creator 7.5 and am finding that Creator 2009 is horribly slow in converting divx, or avi, video to DVD. My machine is no slouch, P4-2.4 gig chip with gobs of ram (2 gb), and nothing else has changed on my system. Am I using the wrong program or is this the nature of the new beast? Convert time for same movie from old system to new system jumped by four hours. The old 7.5 program stood out by it's name alone... EASY!

 

This is the first DVD conversion software(Creator 2009) I've used. Just wanted to transfer Tivo recordings to DVD. It took 4 1/2 hrs. to transfer a 1 hr and 15 min movie and I couldn't use my computer for anything else as I would get messages saying the transfer would stop. Any suggestions of how to speed this up or at least allow me the use of my computer? I am not anywhere near being "techy" but can follow directions for the computer.(Had to- it took me many, many times going to help forum(thanks!) and 3 weeks on and off to install this program!!)

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This is the first DVD conversion software(Creator 2009) I've used. Just wanted to transfer Tivo recordings to DVD. It took 4 1/2 hrs. to transfer a 1 hr and 15 min movie and I couldn't use my computer for anything else as I would get messages saying the transfer would stop. Any suggestions of how to speed this up or at least allow me the use of my computer? I am not anywhere near being "techy" but can follow directions for the computer.(Had to- it took me many, many times going to help forum(thanks!) and 3 weeks on and off to install this program!!)

And do you have the same computer? And are you doing the same comversion?

 

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And do you have the same computer? And are you doing the same comversion?

 

sknis-You replied to my post, but think you meant to reply to previous post(obviously as you were answered). But can you help me with my question?

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I just upgraded from "Easy" creator 7.5 and am finding that Creator 2009 is horribly slow in converting divx, or avi, video to DVD. My machine is no slouch, P4-2.4 gig chip with gobs of ram (2 gb), and nothing else has changed on my system. Am I using the wrong program or is this the nature of the new beast? Convert time for same movie from old system to new system jumped by four hours. The old 7.5 program stood out by it's name alone... EASY!

 

Actually, your computer is a slouch, for video work. It will get the work done, but it will be slow. Rendering and encoding don't use RAM. They use the CPU and your video card, and your CPU is not fast, by todays standards. Neither is the one that I have in my signature.

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sknis-You replied to my post, but think you meant to reply to previous post(obviously as you were answered). But can you help me with my question?

 

NO sks, I was replying to your post. Please start a new thread with your particulars (computer hardware). Don't thread jack ! :angry: See my response and whose quote was included to find out who I was responding to.

 

With new, very fast computers (CPU/Memory/OS), encoding can be almost a 1:1 relationship. With slower computer (incl laptops), that could be 3 or 4 to one relationship. Was your CPU pegged at 100%. Did you have any other process running including mail, anti-virus (this will really slow down things in some cases), is your hard drive clear of malware and recently defragged? Do you have your page file setting in Windows correct?

 

One program shouldn't make that much difference if the video content and the hardware hasn't changed. I'm running a Radeon 9700 which is no slouch.

 

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You are comparing an older car with manual controls to one that is newer and has a lot of power assists. They are not the same in performance especially if you have a 6 cylinder engine on that newer car!

 

Laptop? You have the chip and not the card. If you have the card, have you updated the drivers for it recently -go here? There are new drivers as of March 18, 2009 for both XP or for Vista.

 

Have you tried rendering a short sequence in software render vs hardware render?

 

In My DVD or Video Wave, go to the top menu, select tools, options, then run the test. If the dot is near software, then leave it there. If it is near hardware, then the updated drivers will help as well as setting the card's performance to best performance and away from best appearance. Also set all the controls (anti-aliasing and isotropic filtering) to software controlled.

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One program shouldn't make that much difference if the video content and the hardware hasn't changed. I'm running a Radeon 9700 which is no slouch.

 

Yes, it is. It was good 4 or 5 years ago, as was the 9800 Pro that I have in my backup computer, but again, it's an AGP video card, or worse yet, a video chip, and it is 2 generations behind what is out there now.

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