[lug] dvd::rip and transcode

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Tue May 14 17:11:57 MDT 2002

j davis wrote:
> hi,
> I am ripping a dvd to avi using linux for the first time. Everything
> seems to be going fine....the very first time i tried this i used mencoder
> to
> encode (comes with mplayer) any way this left the audio and video out of
> sink, but
> it was way faster than using transcode!!! mencoder took 3 hours or so , dvd
> rip
> has been running for 13 hours and claming another 15 is still needed. Is
> this normal?
> dvd::rip and transcode are also deinterlacing and running "nice 10". Is it
> the nice 10 that is killing me? I have looked at the chapters that are
> already done...look good and they work!

Can't say for sure, but you are doing cpu-intense work, and telling it
to offer almost no cpu time to the task. With audio/video, you would
actually be risking gaps if the app doesn't know how to deal with it.
I'd be tempted to run it at -1, and just try it out.

D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com

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