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Some good news on the Windows Media 9 Front. If you encode your video as a widows media 9 avi file with AC3, you will have better play back for 1280x720 and 1920x1080. I played back Star Wars Episode II (1280x720/AC3) on a 1GHz machine and It played without a hitch. Go to the windows media download site and download Windows Multimedia video compression manager Beta. After you install this, you can use the windows media 9 codec with any encoding software. The bad news; it is the slowest encoding codec I have ever used. I took 24 hours to encode Episode II on a P4 2.4 GHz machine. Please let me now if there is a faster encode method.
 

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Take the perfomance slider and slide it 1 notch from teh left - it will be 5x faster and I dare you to tell the difference


What bit rates qare you using? Have you tried 2-pass?
 

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I have not tried 2 pass. Would that increase the speed of the encoder?
 

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No, it would be 50% slower :)


However, I find if you use the perfroamnce slider 1 notch from teh left 2-pass is just as fast as VBRq with the highest quality setting aand you get get bit rates down.
 
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