Sloooooow audio and blocky video while making MPEG-4 with Nero Recode

Hi everyone,

I am using Nero Recode (latest version) to convert a captured 720 x 480
8mbps MPEG-2 file to a full resolution (720 x 480) 2mbps MPEG-4 file.

The output I get is occasionally blocky, and frequently turns green
(for a few seconds, then snaps back to regular color), and the audio is
veeeeeerrrrrrryyyyyyy sloooooooooooooooooooooooow.

None of these problems happen when I try to compress to a smaller
resolution (352x240)

So my first thought was that this was a machine limitation (I was doing
it on a 4 year old Pentium IV 1.7 GHz with 256 MB RAM), but when I
tried it on a new Dell Optiplex GX620 with a 3GHz PIV, and 1 GB of RAM,
I still had the same problems (it was better though - the green stuff
lasted only a fraction of a second, but the sound was still slowed

Questions for all you good folks with Nero Recode out there -

  1. Have you had this problem?

  2. If you have successfully made full resolution MPEG-4 files using
    Recode, what processors do you have? Since the conversion is not
    happening in realtime, I would have imagined ANY processor would do
    this fine, but it would just take longer with slower/ older processors.

Thanks very much in advance for your help.

  • Sujai