TMPGEnc taking forever

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#1

I have a movie that I am trying to make a copy.
It is using TMPGEnc to create an mpeg. However it is taking forever to work it magic. It has been running now for over 8 hours and it is only at 28 % of completion. The dvd is fairly new so I wanted to get the backup done before the kids got to it.

We have watched the dvd a few times and it did not seem to have any problem in the stand alone player and I have watched it once on the pc using Media Player Classic Ver 6.4.8.2 and I did in fact have problems watching it. It seem to stall in a number plays and once even shut windows down completely.

So do I have a less the perfect dvd here? Could there be errors on the dvd that the player can over look but the pc dvd player can not?

Any ideas on the subject?


#2

your not on a PII or anything are you? :slight_smile:


#3

No, AMD 1.0Ghhz 512Mb Thunderbird.
I have only done one other movie and that took only 5 hours. From the time I posted the my post only and addition 5% has been done and that was 2 hours ago.

It seems to go in burst, periods of slow encoding the bursts of fast encoding.
Right now I checked it and it pickup encoding speed as I watched it went from doing about 20 blocks every 15 second to 20 blocks every 3 seconds.

This is why I guess the quality of the DVD. Maybe the DVD is not that great??


#4

Just a guess but it could be that it is having a hard time reading the disk. I have not experienced this with tmpgenc but I have noticed with other programs that if the disk is scratched up it can take longer (though it’s never taken quite that long for me).


#5

Well it finally finished total time 17 hour 34 minutes. I sure glad Win98 did crash while it was doing it. I guess so of them are just going to be long.

By the way the disk was not scratched or damaged in any way that I could see. As I stated I wanted to do this while the disk was still in good shape.


#6

1Ghz processor is not very fast, even on my AthlonXP 2000+ (runs at 1.67Ghz) it can take upto 8 hours to convert an avi to mpeg. Though I have never used it to copy a DVD didn’t know it could do that, I’ll have to give it a go later.


#7

if all you want to do is back up a dvd you are going about it the looooooog way. try using dvd decrytptor with dvd shrink – both freeware.


#8

wow, 1Ghz is pretty slow and it’s going to take a while to encode it. I’m still suprise your still on 98.


#9

OMG 1 Ghz…ZZZZzzzzzzz…