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I could be wrong (maybe its just the programs I used) but converting video files on my mbp is soooo much faster than it was on windows! Files that took HOURS on windows I can convert in MINUTES!!!! I'm loving this!!!!!!

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It depends on the program, too. For instance, ffmpeg is much faster than handbrake.
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im using isquint

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Handbrake just got an upgrade... MPEG4 conversions are 4x quicker than previously.

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I dl'ed handbrake yesturday, v0.9.1
I've never tried iSquint though.
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I dl'ed handbrake yesturday, v0.9.1
I've never tried iSquint though.
Is ffmepg still faster than Handbrake?

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I found it very much faster. ffmpeg took about 30 mins. handbrake took 4 hours. This was transcoding 1GB VOB from an unprotected DVD to a MP4.

For some reason, ffmpegX was not converting the last 5 seconds. I've never seen that happen before. And I suspect it was becuase the person who made the DVD did not do so correctly. So I tried handbrake. And it worked. Took a hella long time though haha. And QT chokes and spits on the resulting MP4. Very hard to work with. But finally I was able to chop up the clip into smaller clips and export to another MP4 for importing into YouTube. WHEW.
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how does isquint compare to handbrake and ffmpeg?

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Visual hub FTW!!!

handbrake is nice as well, but I prefer visual hub most of the time.

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Had a go on my mates all new imac 2.4ghz and that thing positively flies compared to my macbook 1.83ghz, video conversion times and encoding times are sooooo much shorter on the imac
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