I've tried using search. I've tried skimming this forum. I've read the original Recode review from 3 years ago.
I used Recode for the first time about a month ago to re-encode an adult DVD. I have several ripped to my hdd and want to save disc space w/o loosing quality (so DVD Shrink is out).
I don't know the exact version number (I'm at work), but it's from Nero 6, not 7.
I made several attempts, the last one resulting in a 50% reduction, movie only (from 7.5 gigs to 3.7gigs). The quality was only fair, and it took about 20 hours to recode! I did NOT use the highest quality pre-set due to the slow encoding time.
I used a Dual core OC'd to 3Ghz, 2 gigs ram, Windows MCE 2005.
I'm willing to settle for 70-75% of original size for higher quality, but what can I do to speed up encoding (if anything)? I'd LOVE to use the highest quality preset, but I'm not willing to wait a week for the results!
Does the latest version of Recode, in Nero 7, work any faster? Am I missing something? Is there somewhere where people talk about settings and tips for Recode besides here???