Encoding speed slows down!?!?!

Hello i am new to these fourms and i no quite alot on pc’s. I am having a problem encoding. When i start evreything is fine and the speed theing in bracekts is around 2.4x speed and says 1 hr left … yet i leave it 3 hours +speed drops to .17. And through out the encoding it gets slower and slower and time increases. What the??? Please help me to keep it one the one speed and not take 3 hours!!! :a

Thanks …

Randomâ„¢ :wink:

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Can you please post your log file? it can be found here C:\Documents and Settings’user name’\Application Data\Vso

I guess a good amount of free space & very regular HDD defragging could help with this type of problem.

I am also having this problem. TimC, i took your advice and defragged my hardrive. I still have the problem.

Up until a few days ago, when i flashed my BIOS to a newer one… if that matters… i was encoding much faster than i am now.

Just to add… My speed fluctuates and about 30 seconds in, it drops to 15-18 fps from a start of 35-50 fps.

This wouldn’t bother me except i was crusing at 35-50 fps up until recently.

Afetr you flashed the BIOS did you the check what the DMA settings were in the BIOS itself? Sometimes a reflash will set everything back to the defaults which might not be good.

Could the DMA settings make my computer run slow?!

I know the DMA settings on my DVD drives are on, they are burning fine.

Here is a recent log that shows my problem… as you can see, almost 4 hours! It used to be under 1 hour!

8/18/2006 8:46:30 AM info ********** Report session closed ***********
8/18/2006 8:46:26 AM info --------------Encoding end--------------
8/18/2006 5:37:58 AM info Conversion completed in 03:54:07
8/18/2006 5:37:24 AM info ------------Converting Menu--------------
8/18/2006 5:37:24 AM warning 1 frames duplicated
8/18/2006 5:28:32 AM info Chapter #24 start at 114:59.926
8/18/2006 5:18:34 AM info Chapter #23 start at 110:1.328
8/18/2006 5:09:01 AM info Chapter #22 start at 105:0.727
8/18/2006 4:59:25 AM info Chapter #21 start at 100:0.127
8/18/2006 4:49:50 AM info Chapter #20 start at 95:1.645
8/18/2006 4:39:49 AM info Chapter #19 start at 90:2.246
8/18/2006 4:30:05 AM info Chapter #18 start at 85:1.246
8/18/2006 4:20:25 AM info Chapter #17 start at 80:2.647
8/18/2006 4:09:48 AM info Chapter #16 start at 75:0.646
8/18/2006 4:00:09 AM info Chapter #15 start at 70:1.046
8/18/2006 3:50:41 AM info Chapter #14 start at 65:0.846
8/18/2006 3:41:13 AM info Chapter #13 start at 60:0.446
8/18/2006 3:30:59 AM info Chapter #12 start at 55:1.247
8/18/2006 3:20:51 AM info Chapter #11 start at 49:59.846
8/18/2006 3:11:00 AM info Chapter #10 start at 44:59.847
8/18/2006 3:01:33 AM info Chapter #9 start at 40:1.365
8/18/2006 2:51:53 AM info Chapter #8 start at 35:2.166
8/18/2006 2:42:46 AM info Chapter #7 start at 29:59.848
8/18/2006 2:32:46 AM info Chapter #6 start at 25:1.366
8/18/2006 2:22:36 AM info Chapter #5 start at 20:1.166
8/18/2006 2:12:39 AM info Chapter #4 start at 15:2.167
8/18/2006 2:02:36 AM info Chapter #3 start at 10:0.366
8/18/2006 1:53:02 AM info Chapter #2 start at 5:0.767
8/18/2006 1:43:51 AM info Stream #1 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
8/18/2006 1:43:51 AM info Stream #0 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
8/18/2006 1:43:51 AM info Output Stream#1 - Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 192 kb/s
8/18/2006 1:43:51 AM info Output Stream#0 - Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480, q=1-31, 4768 kb/s
8/18/2006 1:43:51 AM info Video Stream #0 Pulldown : 25.000 -> 29.97 Fps
8/18/2006 1:43:51 AM info Padded source image : Left 0, Top 72, Right 0, Bottom 72
8/18/2006 1:43:51 AM info Video source original frame rate: 25.00
8/18/2006 1:43:51 AM info NTSC 29.97 FPS output format set by user
8/18/2006 1:43:51 AM info Widescreen (16:9) set automatically
8/18/2006 1:43:51 AM info Video bitrate 0/4768/8308 Kbps (min/avg/max)
8/18/2006 1:43:51 AM info Converting "D:\Documents and Settings\Chad\Desktop\xxxxxxxxx.avi"
8/18/2006 1:43:51 AM info ----------------Title #1----------------
8/18/2006 1:43:51 AM info Project size 4.3 Gb. (164 Mb. audio - 4.14 Gb. video)
8/18/2006 1:43:51 AM info Stream #1 - Audio: mp3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 32 kb/s
8/18/2006 1:43:51 AM info Stream #0 - Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 608x240
8/18/2006 1:43:51 AM info 2 Stream(s) found - est. duration 01:59:14.560
8/18/2006 1:43:51 AM info Opening file "D:\Documents and Settings\Chad\Desktop\xxxxxxxx.avi"
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info [ ] Don’t fix audio gaps
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info [ ] Engine Log
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info Encoder quality: 100%
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info --------------Encoding begin--------------
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info --------------Menu settings end--------------
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info [X] Sequential playback
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info [X] Loop playback
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info [ ] Auto start playback
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info [X] Menu
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info --------------Menu settings begin--------------
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info --------------Default burn settings end--------------
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info Default speed selected: Max
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info New Drive selected : 3:1:0 - DVDRW IDE 16X A089 [E] (Ide)
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info [ ] Delete files after burn complete
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info [ ] Don’t eject after burn complete
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info [ ] Prefer SAO for DVD-R
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info [ ] Include originals
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info [ ] Burn result to DVD
8/18/2006 1:43:50 AM info --------------Default burn settings begin--------------
8/18/2006 1:43:03 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
8/18/2006 1:43:03 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
8/18/2006 1:43:03 AM info Version 2.0.17.138
8/18/2006 1:43:03 AM info ExeName : "D:\Program Files\vso\ConvertXtoDVD\ConvertXtoDvd.exe"
8/18/2006 1:43:03 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
8/18/2006 1:43:01 AM info ******************** Report session started ********************

Certainly could. If the HDDs are not enabled then your system performance would take a nose dive.

How can i tell if they are enabled, and how would i go about enabling them if they were not enabled?

Follow this link

I just found that before you posted, but thanks for the link.

Both of my hardrives are indeed marked as DMA Ultra 2. My DMA is enabled. So guess i can rule that out.

Hard drives should be UDMA mode 5 at least. UDMA mode 2 is fine for most opticals.

Looks like the BIOS flash may have screwed something. Some BIOSes have settings for the type of IDE cable your using and what DMA mode is required. Generally these should be set to something like AUTO.

Is there a way to backtrack my BIOS?