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    I was wondering, which operating system would be better (faster) for video encoding? Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Here are my computer specs:

    Windows XP Professional SP2
    1GB of RAM
    2.8GHz Pentium 4

    I'm currently using Windows XP Pro, but i'm looking at 3 hrs for my regular encodes, and yes, ive tweaked the operating system a lot. Would 2000 offer any benefit in speed over XP?
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    I think the choice of encoder would have more effect than the OS. If there is a difference, I doubt it would be significant.

    Anyone correct me if I am wrong.
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    Originally Posted by Torrential
    I was wondering, which operating system would be better (faster) for video encoding? Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Here are my computer specs:

    Windows XP Professional SP2
    1GB of RAM
    2.8GHz Pentium 4

    I'm currently using Windows XP Pro, but i'm looking at 3 hrs for my regular encodes, and yes, ive tweaked the operating system a lot. Would 2000 offer any benefit in speed over XP?
    XP has better support. If your 2.8GHz Pentium 4 supports hyperthreading, you might get faster performance (~20%) from a hyperthreading supportive encoder such as Mainconcept's full version including those found in Premiere Pro, Encore and Sony Vegas/DVD Architect.

    http://www.intel.com/performance/desktop/consumer/consumer_digital_video2.htm
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