I have a large amount of MPG files that I need converted to .AVI .
I used WinFF and on the lowest quality setting it took about 7 minutes for a 2GB mpg file. But it looked terrible.
I used avi.net and it looked very nice, but it took 30 minutes for the same 2GB file.
Understandably there is a loss of quality in compacting the file, but can anyone point me to a fast batch converter (i would like it to be able to process a 2GB file in <10min that produces something generally decent?)
Thanks for any suggestions!
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Speed and quality tend to be opposing goals, and xvid doesn't tend to be very good at utilising a multicore CPU to it's full capacity.
My way around it was to run two encodes at a time, which keeps my quadcore CPU running flat out. It'll probably take a little longer than running a single encode at a time, but the fact you're running two if them simultaneously makes up for it.
I'd use AutoGK for the job. You can run two instances of AutoGK as long as each uses a different folder for the video output. To do so, you open the shortcut used to run AutoGK and add " -multi" to the end of the target line. So it looks something like this:
"C:\Program Files\AutoGK\AutoGK.exe" -multi
Each instance of AutoGK can load multiple encoding jobs into the job queue, then you'd simply let them both run. I'd just run a single pass encode each time using the default quality setting of 75%. As I said though, quality and speed tend to be opposing goals, so if you want quality you need to accept it mightn't happen as quickly as you'd like. We'd all like to encode in a flash and still have high quality output, but it's not terribly realistic.
If you try AutoGK, uninstall any version of Xvid you already have installed first and let AutoGK install the version which comes bundled with it. AutoGK changes Xvid's settings itself, and that will most likely not work correctly with a different version of Xvid. AutoGK will automatically crop and resize the video so you don't need to think about that. The only thing you might want to specify is the video width and audio type. Keeping the original audio rather than converting it to MP3 will speed up the process quite a bit, albeit probably at the expense of file size.
There's also links on the AutoGK page to utilities for batch loading files into AutoGK for encoding, if you don't want to manually add them one at a time, but I've not tried them myself.
Last edited by hello_hello; 6th Mar 2013 at 01:26.