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    Ridiculously long encoding for Handbrake
    I looked and around and didn't see this issue covered.

    I downloaded handbrake and vlc and seemed to load up the movie onto my harddrive ok (took around 24 hoursm which I understand is not that crazy). I tried to move it into itunes (it's a m4v file) but that didn't work. Then I saw on Handbrake that I needed to encode it. Ok, fine, but it says it will take 170 hours. That can't possibly be right.

    But when I tried a small sample, it actually moved into itunes and played. Does this mean I really need to wait 6 DAYS to get this movie into an acceptable format for itunes? That's just crazy.

    I tried just changing the file extension to mp4 but that didn't work either. Any ideas?

    Thanks,

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    Sorry for the typos. Didn't preview.

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    You must be doing something wrong....i have used handbreak a lot and transfered hours and hours of video from it to itunes and my iphone and its never taken 6 days !

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    I agree. 6 days! I could load more than 100 movies in that amount of time. Are you sure the movies are decrypted properly? I've run into that problem with Acrose.

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    I have found for me that using the Apple Universal preset works just fine. And since I dont know what half of those settings do I just let it go...
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    beatrix doesn't say what age that mac is, but even a G4 could encode a movie in a few hours
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