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So I've got about 300 DVDs and 50 bad quality digital copies of them, but now that I've got a 2500k (from a x2 4200+, I'm turning the old computer into a HTPC) My problem's that I don't know of any decent(free) applications for encoding the digital files into the two formats. Because I'm going to be doing a lot of encoding, I want it to go as quickly as possible.

What programs would you recommend for encoding with:
  • CPU
  • QuickSync
  • CUDA

?
google's not helping me right now, and OCN's all hardware needs threads tongue.gif. Is quicksync h.264 only? how does the quality compare to cuda or the cpu? Anything I should be wary of when using quicksync or the gpu?
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quicksync works pretty well for encoding video, and is a bit faster than either gpu or cpu. Look up a program called mediacoder x64, it will utilize all three methods, and it's free smile.gif . Arcsoft media encoder, as well as cyberlink media expresso are other options that use quicksync.
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In terms of quality

CPU > Quick Sync > CUDA

In terms of speed
Quick Sync > CUDA > CPU
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Originally Posted by mica3speedy View Post

quicksync works pretty well for encoding video, and is a bit faster than either gpu or cpu. Look up a program called mediacoder x64, it will utilize all three methods, and it's free smile.gif . Arcsoft media encoder, as well as cyberlink media expresso are other options that use quicksync.
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In terms of quality
CPU > Quick Sync > CUDA
In terms of speed
Quick Sync > CUDA > CPU

Thank you both for your replies, I'll check out those programs.

So if I understand correctly, it's not possible to use all 3 at once to speed the process along?
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Thank you both for your replies, I'll check out those programs.
So if I understand correctly, it's not possible to use all 3 at once to speed the process along?

Nope. Cannot use all 3 at the same time.
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