If you've got a dual core CPU don't forget to change the number of threads to 2 in the advanced settings somewhere (can't remember where exactly sorry), this will speed things up no end!
Oh yeah, forgot about that, just done it and its halved the time it normally takes!
If you go to edit profile, then choose the second button and thee second tab you can see the Threads section.
But be warned, my PC is now running three steps behind what I'm doing, so don't do this and expect the PC to run well at the same time!
Quick question for you, if I upgrade the ram in my laptop from 512 to 1gb, will this make a lot of difference to my encoding speed?
I've been using the AVC 720p 3072kbps Stereo/160kbps to convert 700mb Divx movies, these take between 90 to 180 mins to finish depending on movie length but the finished product once played through the PS3 is great, its almost DVD quality, with some minor probs in the dark areas in the film, but on the whole great stuff.
Also, they average out at about 2 to 3 gig so make sure you have an external HDD to move them about.
I've upgraded mine to 160gig and will be sticking them my whole library on there.
It may help a little but it's more processing power that is needed. if your lucky enough to have a duel core CPU you can set Video 9 to use it which helps a lot.
It's this laptop, no dual core I'm afraid:
I can get another 512 stick for about £20, so I might just uprage anyway, thanks for your help.
It's taking me about 1hr to convert a 350mb avi, this is at 480p avc I believe. Are there any setting I can change to speed this up?