Mac Mini 1.66

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tubbyman
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Mac Mini 1.66

Post by tubbyman » Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:16 am

System: Mac Mini 1.66 CoreDuo MediaFork 0.8.0b1
Clock: 1.66 Ghz
Cores: 2
RAM: 1 GB
Flags: -e x264 -f mp4 -2 -d -B 256 -b 2200

Average fps is right around 20fps. It occasionaly pops up to an average 30 or 40 fps for some titles, but average over all titles (~100) is 19 or 20 fps.

Caveat: this mini serves 12 hard drives to 5 machines while it processes.

tubbyman
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Post by tubbyman » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:58 am

System: Mac Mini 1.66 CoreDuo MediaFork 0.8.0b1
Clock: 1.66 Ghz
Cores: 2
RAM: 512 GB
Flags: -e x264 -f mp4 -2 -d -B 256 -b 2200

Average fps is 20fps, sampled over about 20 titles.

Caveat: VIDEO_TS folders are on AFP volumes housed on a mac mini server over gigabit ethernet. Reads and writes are over the network.

Note: I have a nearly identical mini (with 512MB more RAM) that was serving 12 disks to 5 machines (including this mini), and I saw virtually identical numbers from it. I conclude that serving data from a mini while encoding on the same mini server does not affect encoding performance.

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Post by tubbyman » Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:16 pm

System: Mac Mini 1.66 CoreDuo MediaFork 0.8.5b1
Clock: 1.66 Ghz
Cores: 2
RAM: 1 GB
Flags: -e x264 -f mp4 -2 -B 256 -b 2600

Average fps is right around 15fps.

fcmarriott
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Re: Mac Mini 1.66

Post by fcmarriott » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:04 am

Thought I would post this as I'm getting a new Mac Mini by the end of this week and thought it would be good for comparative purposes.

Machine Type: Mac Mini ~ Spring 2006
CPU Speed: 1.66 GHz Core Duo
Number of CPUs: 1
Memory: 2 GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive: Upgraded 250 GB 7200 rpm Seagate SATA (VideoTS files on main hard drive)
Rip Format (MP4, AVI etc): MP4
Encoder: H264
Video Size & settings: (640x480, anamorphic, deinterlace etc) : Generally Universal Preset, occasionally AppleTV Preset
Quality / Bit Rate: Constant 60.78
1 or 2 Pass: Single Pass
Min/Max or Average Frames Per Second (FPS): Averages ~11-12 fps, which usually means about twice the actual duration for encoding time.

Any other comments you desire: I'm going get a brand new 2.26 Core 2 Duo Mac Mini, w/ 4 GB RAM, and another upgraded 7200 rpm hard drive. I'm going to upgrade to the latest SVN at that time too.

I'll respond to this post and update with the new stats once I get them going.

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Re: Mac Mini 1.66

Post by jbrjake » Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:28 pm

fcmarriott wrote:Any other comments you desire: I'm going get a brand new 2.26 Core 2 Duo Mac Mini, w/ 4 GB RAM, and another upgraded 7200 rpm hard drive. I'm going to upgrade to the latest SVN at that time too.
You should compare different hardware with the *same* version of HB to see actual hardware performance increases, rather than upgrading to the latest HB code at the same time as the new box, which will make the old box running old code seem even slower than it really is.

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