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Good day, People. I have a *MONTSER* system and it takes HOURS to code a 31 minute, 1.81 (That's one POINT eight one Gig) file, copied from VHS to DVD. Task manager only shows a 10% usage of the CPU during this process for the application.

 

Here are my specs

 

Any Idea how to crank his baby up a few notches?

Roxio.rtf

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Operating System: Win7 Ultimate

Service Pack: 6.1.7601 SP1 build 7601

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601

System Manufacturer Dell Inc.

System Model Precision WorkStation 690 (Yep, it's a server.)

System Type x64-based PC

Processor Intel® Xeon® CPU X5355 @ 2.66GHz, 2660 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)

Processor Intel® Xeon® CPU X5355 @ 2.66GHz, 2660 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)

 

Note: Yes, this is a dual quad-core system!!!!!

Thats 21.28GHz possible by math...I know that's going to be divided, but sheesh! This thing only uses 10% Processor!!

 

BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A04, 4/4/2007

SMBIOS Version 2.3

Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB

Total Physical Memory 16.0 GB

Available Physical Memory 13.6 GB

Total Virtual Memory 16.0 GB

Available Virtual Memory 13.4 GB

Page File Space 0 bytes

 

Display Adapter:NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450

Adapter RAM 1.00 GB (1,073,741,824 bytes)

Driver Version 9.18.13.3158

 

your DVD/CD Drives ID String:

Intel® 631xESB/6321ESB/3100 Chipset USB Universal Host Controller - 2688 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2688&SUBSYS_01C01028&REV_09\3&172E68DD&0&E8

Intel® 631xESB/6321ESB/3100 Chipset USB Universal Host Controller - 2689 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2689&SUBSYS_01C01028&REV_09\3&172E68DD&0&E9

Intel® 631xESB/6321ESB/3100 Chipset USB Universal Host Controller - 268A PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_268A&SUBSYS_01C01028&REV_09\3&172E68DD&0&EA

Intel® 631xESB/6321ESB/3100 Chipset USB Universal Host Controller - 268B PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_268B&SUBSYS_01C01028&REV_09\3&172E68DD&0&EB

Intel® 631xESB/6321ESB/3100 Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 268C PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_268C&SUBSYS_01C01028&REV_09\3&172E68DD&0&EF

Drive C:

Description Local Fixed Disk

Compressed No

File System NTFS

Size 111.79 GB (120,031,539,200 bytes)

Free Space 28.53 GB (30,636,552,192 bytes)

Volume Name

Volume Serial Number BA89BC3F

 

Drive D:

Description CD-ROM Disc

 

Drive E:

Description Local Fixed Disk

Compressed No

File System NTFS

Size 931.51 GB (1,000,202,039,296 bytes)

Free Space 666.11 GB (715,225,427,968 bytes)

Volume Name Terrabyte

Volume Serial Number D80A5168

 

Drive F:

Description CD-ROM Disc

 

Sound:on-board Nvidia sound chip

 

Roxio Software version #:301B60A, VH3

 

Basically you have a 2.66 GHz system but your suggestion is it would somehow be '21.28 GHz' might be true if you lived in an alternate universe -_-

 

Videomeasuredured in TIME only file sizesizecompletelyeirrelevantvant. Processing time is a product of the source file quality & format vs what the destination file will be (quality/format) and anything you have changed or added...

 

Now it should not take "Hours" to do a '31 minute' file but you seem prone to exgagerate... How about providing some Real Numbers and Details ;)

 

You will want to try it by setting, File - Preferences - Render Using to Software.

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Jim, after a small bit of research that I most assuredly should have done earlier, I must humbly apologize for my lack of knowledge. You are correct. I only have a 2.66GHz processor. Heh! And here I thought I knew everything. :)

I now understand what the true nature of multi-cores are and I will never again make that error of assumption. Although, it *does* make me want to bang my head against the wall a few times. Multicores really only help if the program USES a multi-thread operation, and I don't see Roxio doing that.

 

Okay, on with the show. Yes, I do need to get you some run times. Let me try to convert using software just to be done with the current project, then I will go back and re-process using hardware and I'll give you the data.

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It is still a very nice machine and you should be very happy with it!

 

WHAT is it that you are doing???

 

You can't just describe a 'problem' without the info that goes with it...

 

If you took your car to a service shop and told them 'it stalls all the time'. Don't you think they would be interested to know it only does it when you are pulling your 8,000 boat up a steep boat ramp :huh:

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touché', Jim. What I am trying to do is Take old VHS tapes and convert to DVD. That simple. But, you also have no idea what config settings I have checked, etc. So, here is what I have it set for.EasyVHS2DVD.txt

 

With my luck I have something silly checked off that is seriously detrimental to a timely conversion. Used software last night on that 30 minute file (Took exactly an hour), going to use hardware tonight and see how far apart they are.

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touché', Jim. What I am trying to do is Take old VHS tapes and convert to DVD. That simple. But, you also have no idea what config settings I have checked, etc. So, here is what I have it set for.EasyVHS2DVD.txt

 

With my luck I have something silly checked off that is seriously detrimental to a timely conversion. Used software last night on that 30 minute file (Took exactly an hour), going to use hardware tonight and see how far apart they are.

 

You still have not posted what you are doing, just what you are trying to do. Step-by-step is what we want.

Why are you encoding? If you captured from the VHS then the video is in the correct format already for a DVD.

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Okay, I'm going to give you my steps and what it wants to do. If my answer is overly-verbose, I'm just trying to help you folks help me.

Launch Easy vhs to dvd program.

Start playing vhs tape.

Click the "record" button in the vhsdvd program and wait for the movie to be over.

Stop recording the tape.

I can now alter the video with the "video enhancements" options, which I do.

At this point, the recorded movie is still in MPG format and only 1.81GB in size.

Next step is to export to whatever device type I want. Ipod, Android, Facebook, youtube, etc.

I chose DVD.

Insert blank DVD media.

It begins to "convert" it, cleaning the audio first, which only take a few minutes.

Then the long wait begins until the full file is ready to burn onto DVD and once done, is now a 2.1GB file playable by any standard DVD player.

 

I hope that all helps. If not, I'm sure *somebody* will straighten me out. :-)

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Thank you, that is helpful.

 

Just a reminder, in Post # 2 is told you that 'file size' has NO MEANING in DVD's... Everything is based on TIME!

 

Experience tells my you are capturing and producing a project that is about 1/2 hour in length and you did say that in your first post...

 

I would guess it you left it alone it would go through in about a 1/2 hour or less. What is taking time is applying the enhancements. keep in mind Frames. There are about 56,000, 720 X 480 frames in your project.

 

They are loaded One Frame at a time and the enhancements processed then the Frame is written to a temp file.

 

When that is done, then the process of authoring the temp file starts.

 

That is why it takes time ;)

 

Ever heard of 'Lights Off Manufacturing'? Most of us when faced with long rendering projects, Blu-Rays for example, start the render then go eat, shopping, go to bed, etc.. Think of it a Paint Drying time :lol:

 

Did you set it to Software Render as I pointed out in that same post?

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Yes, using software rendering did the job. Took it 1 hour to render a 30 minute video...with the enhancements. Started the process again last night using the same base video using hardware rendering, and , after 2 hours and showing around 30% to 40% completed (I don't remember exactly, I was tired.), I just went to bed. So, I guess that I'll be using the "Lights Off Manufacturing" method when doing full-length movies.

 

My initial mistake here was not understanding the true nature of having multi-core processors and what they do versus an application that *MUST* be coded and built to use more than one core at a time, which this program is not.

 

The hardware-rendered version seems to have a slightly better quality, but that was, and intentionally so, a very old and "noisy" video to remake. I wanted to see what my new toy could do. :-)

So, this "problem" seems to be just a giant figment of my disillusioned expectations of both my own system and the software's capability.

You have both been very patient and helpful. Heck, I even learned a few things! Thank you both for your help.

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Time - Speed - Size- Quality are not the end all of processing ;)

 

For me it is Quality and nothing else matters!

 

One caution, make sure your 'enhancements' work on most platforms you intend to use this on... If you make it perfect for your PC Monitor, it may not look good on your TV. Of course the opposite can hold true as well and what will happen if you take it outside your house :huh:

 

Always Test -_-

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