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Is Handbrake about the best choice for free video encoding? I read that Super has some kind of spyware included.

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The website Majorgeeks is loaded with free software (shareware too).
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Ok cool I will check it out, Thank you. thumb.gif
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post #4 of 20
Freemake is super easy to use. Just load the video and click the device you are encoding to play it on. Has defaults for pretty much every major device.

Handbrake is good as well.
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Originally Posted by Depauville Kid View Post

Freemake is super easy to use. Just load the video and click the device you are encoding to play it on. Has defaults for pretty much every major device.

Handbrake is good as well.

Thank you. Handbrake does seem to be pretty decent, I don't know a lot about encoding but is seems pretty full featured, and not terribly hard to use. Although more than anything I was curious to see what kind of load it would put on my CPU. I am surprised to see it is not slamming my CPU like I thought it would. So far the CPU is like 30-50% usage doing "MKV / 264".
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post #6 of 20
Handbrake is superior to Freemake.

Strange. Handbrake hammers my CPU - constant 100% across all 4 cores with my i5 3570K @ 4GHz.
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Originally Posted by TekWarfare View Post

Handbrake is superior to Freemake.

Strange. Handbrake hammers my CPU - constant 100% across all 4 cores with my i5 3570K @ 4GHz.

Ya I was thinking maybe I am not doing it rite lol.. I didn't change any program settings, Only chose the Container and Codec. I left everything else as it is by default.

My socket temp is only 42C now.
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post #8 of 20
Xmedia Recode and handbrake is what I use to use. Handbrake is very solid and I use to use it in the past when i reencode subtitles into anime. Super was decent however i always had issues with it because you can tweak too many settings and end up messing up the encoding.
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Handbrake is what i use for the few times i need one. It always maxes out my CPU though, odd it is not for you.
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post #10 of 20
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Xmedia Recode and handbrake is what I use to use. Handbrake is very solid and I use to use it in the past when i reencode subtitles into anime. Super was decent however i always had issues with it because you can tweak too many settings and end up messing up the encoding.

I can imagine that. I had Super installed at one time and it did have a ton of features, and was a bit overwhelming to me..
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