Fastest video converter?

Mikes4

Standard Member
Hi,

Just wondering what the fastest video converter is? Looking to convert AVI to MP4 as quickly as possible.

Thanks.
 

Chuck Norris

Distinguished Member
depends on your hardware, what do you have? The software is free so give it a go.

My system rips through conversions but mine is built for that.

Edit:

311MB File took 3Min & 9 seconds to convert under a normal profile with average frames at 401FPS.

Outputted file shrunk to 269MB
 
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EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
If you've got a recent i3+ processor than something that uses Intel's Quick Sync dedicated conversion hardware is going to be fastest.
 

D'@ve

Active Member
Did some comparisons in Win 7 the other day from 1080i HD to 720p HD and while Handbrake is fast (and free!) it was about 5% slower than Powerdirector 10.

But computer and processor power is by far the most important factor, as long as the software will use all the cores your PC has (which both the above do) and hardware conversion too if available.

There's no simple answer to the "how long" question, just check it out using Handbrake for starters, I can only get about 100 fps on SD video (768 x 576) avi to mp4 with an Athlon 964 - 4 core, fully software encoding. High end Intels are faster but cost more.
 
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Solar

Well-known Member
D'@ve said:
Did some comparisons in Win 7 the other day from 1080i HD to 720p HD and while Handbrake is fast (and free!) it was about 5% slower than Powerdirector 10
I would still take quality over speed, so MeGui is the only program I would ever recommend here, it can't be beaten for quality, though it's not the most user friendly.
Speed is hardware based anyway, so the faster the program the worse the quality!
 

Chuck Norris

Distinguished Member
Interesting Solar, can't say I have ever had bad quality from Handbrake but haven't tried MeGUI.

I suppose it comes down to what you're used to, that said, I don't agree with you that the faster the program the worse the quality is.
 

D'@ve

Active Member
And you definitely wouldn't see the difference if it ends up on Youtube, even in HD. Speed is important to me and few if any going to complain about what are going to be subtle quality differences - least of all on Youtube or other Internet video sharing sites.

How quality speed and convenience have improved over thue last 10 years, it's like a different World.
 

Solar

Well-known Member
CrucialM4 said:
, I don't agree with you that the faster the program the worse the quality is.
Yeah, looking at my post there I can't quite make out what I meant either so just ignore the last bit :laugh:

I never said handbrake was bad quality though, just MeGui can produce slightly better quality results at the same file sizes.
 
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next010

Distinguished Member
The native Windows x264 encoders like Ripbot264, TX264, MeGUI etc have a slight speed advantage over Handbrake being more finely tuned. Handbrake is a great multi-platform general purpose x264 encoder but it is slightly slower at similar settings more or less. OpenCL support is coming to Handbrake which will provide hardware accelerated encoding to the one part of the H.264 specification that actually benefits from that, no major speed up but a nice little bump nonetheless.

The "super speed" encoders you get from the likes of Cyberlink & others that leverage hardware trade image quality for speed and they really are quite inferior to x264. But as D'@ave says they are fine for putting stuff up on Youtube.
 

Efly

Standard Member
handbrake +1
And this video converter also running fast, i have used it for a long time.
 
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