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Old May 12, 2009, 10:23 AM
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Handbrake - HandBrake
- Multi-threaded video encoding/recoding application, scalable up to 8 processors.
Cost: Free!
Blender - blender.org - Home
Open-source 3D rendering program, scales up to 8 processors/cores.
Cost: Free!

ffdshow - ffdshow
Can re-encode/upconvert video and audio using up to 8 cores and is included with many streaming media players.
Cost: Free!

WinRAR - WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files
Multi-threaded compression/decompression utility.
Cost: $21 USD

Badaboom - badaboomit.com
Video conversion utility that takes advantage of CUDA supporting GPUs (Nvidia 8-series and newer) but does not use the CPU(s).
Cost: $29.99 USD

Mediacoder - MediaCoder - more than a universal audio/video transcoder



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Old May 12, 2009, 11:16 AM
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WinRar can also be added to the list.
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Old May 12, 2009, 11:32 AM
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Bah, fddshow is ok but if you want speed; Badaboom is where it's at. I've been using it for the last few months and I'd say it reduces time by about 75% over an overclocked i7 @ 4Ghz. Granted, you need to pay for it but if you do alot of transcoding and have an 8-series or later Nvidia GPU, you need it.
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Old May 12, 2009, 11:42 AM
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Old May 12, 2009, 11:50 AM
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Sorry, I should have made this clear: to my knowledge, Badaboom CANNOT be used on the CPU.
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Old May 12, 2009, 11:56 AM
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Sorry, I should have made this clear: to my knowledge, Badaboom CANNOT be used on the CPU.
Awww... looked promising too. I'll Edit...
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Old May 12, 2009, 12:22 PM
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Bah, fddshow is ok but if you want speed; Badaboom is where it's at. I've been using it for the last few months and I'd say it reduces time by about 75% over an overclocked i7 @ 4Ghz. Granted, you need to pay for it but if you do alot of transcoding and have an 8-series or later Nvidia GPU, you need it.
Everytime I tried to use Badaboom the video came out was 1-2 FPS during playback. Just butchered the video. It also doesn't give near the control as does Handbrake when it comes to h.264.

EDIT: Handbrake will use 8 threads, however there was no increase in performance with the use of hyperthreading. 4 cores vs 8 threads were nearly identical in encoding time. But with HT enabled it caused the CPU's to run significantly hotter.
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Old May 12, 2009, 12:44 PM
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Handbrake is a great piece of software.

However, your experiences with Badaboom and interesting. I haven't had an issue with the newest builds.
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I perfer to use custom x264 builds, scales very well, even with hyperthreading! You *can* get much better quality due to the amount of control you have.

x264.tk - Its a command line program but you can use a gui program to control it like meGUI MeGUI - MeWiki
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I perfer to use custom x264 builds, scales very well, even with hyperthreading! You *can* get much better quality due to the amount of control you have.

x264.tk - Its a command line program but you can use a gui program to control it like meGUI MeGUI - MeWiki
Ya that looks way confusing. Have you tried handbrake? The advanced options gives a considerable amount of control.
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