Ideal h264 settings for Powermac G5?

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Ideal h264 settings for Powermac G5?

Post by cmendill » Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:09 pm


Before Handbreak 9.3 and Leopard came out, I can remember encoding h264 straight from DVD at >15fps on my 2x2GHz Powermac G5.
I lost track of my settings from those days, and now I can't find anything that gets >5fps.

My basic profile is h264 @ 2500kbps, for use on Apple TV.

G5 owners, what are your best performance video settings?


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Re: Ideal h264 settings for Powermac G5?

Post by lone_tree » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:47 pm

Good luck. It's slow going now on any non-Intel Mac. I've not found any good settings for a PowerPC Mac.

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Re: Ideal h264 settings for Powermac G5?

Post by dynaflash » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:44 pm

In terms of encoding speed on a ppc (or really any other processor) I would say that Basic > Classic is the fastest of the built in presets. It was the default setting for HB 0.7.1 (hence the name "Classic").

Don't expect too much from a quality standpoint, but for its speed it's really not that bad I guess.

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