There are also other variables that will add to the transcoding time besides your CPU speed and available RAM.
- Quality setting - there are 7 settings.
- Sample format - 4 settings.
- Encoding mode - 2 settings.
These can be found under the Video Options tab.
Your encoding time will depend on a "mix" of these settings and others - such as - adding a menu, size of the video file, etc.
Lately I've been transcoding individual Star Trek (TOS) episodes (350MB ea) using these settings:
Quality setting = High quality
Sample format = Automatic
Encoding mode = High quality (2-pass VBR)
CPU = AMD Athalon 1.00 GHz
RAM = 248MB
I also add a homemade menu (approx 1.4MB) and burn the DVD files to a hard drive directory so I can view it before I commit to a disk burn.
My usual transcode time is around 4 hours or so :eek: but I like the quality I get.
I would suggest experimenting with mixed settings.