Posted: Mon 14 Jul 2003, 11:54 Post subject: TMPGEnc encoding time error?
I left an encoding session on over night -- a 2-pass vbr encoding (the 1st one I've done) -- and according to the remaining time display, it should have finished about 9 o'clock this morning. I woke up early this morning (for me!) and noticed the computer had already shut down, this being about 7 o'clock. I don't know how long it had already been off, but the file seems to have encoded all the way through ok. Is this normal?
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Posted: Wed 16 Jul 2003, 18:11 Post subject:
Yes. The estimate is based on the footage encoded so far. So if your first scenes are very complicated (small detail or a lot of motion), TMPGEnc will assume the whole video is hard to encode. When it actually reaches simpler scenes (stills, slow pans, etc.), it encodes them faster, and so it can finish before the estimated time.
The only moment where the estimate is accurate is when TMPGEnc has reached 50% (i.e., the end of the first pass), because it has already analysed the whole movie.
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