Free gpu video encoding app

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  1. Davros

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    I need to convert about 10 mpeg2 video's to play on a dvd player
    vista's dvd maker does it ok uses all 4 cores too (xp's movie maker wont import for some reason)
    but I would like to do it even faster so are there any free apps that work on nvidia hardware ?
     
  2. Davros

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    41 views and no answers i guess that means no ;)
     
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    DVD uses MPG2 as the format. There shouldn't be any need to do encoding. What you're really wanting is a DVD Authoring / Imaging solution.
     
  4. Davros

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    possibly but in vista dvd maker it says converting and then takes about 25 minutes before its ready to burn (if it doesnt freeze at 2.5%)
    it could be that the video is the wrong size/framerate for dvd
     
  5. Arnold Beckenbauer

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    If you have Nero 8: Nero contains Nero Vision 3, and it can transcode MPEG2 videos to DVD, the only limiting thing will be your HDD.
    (I know, it's not free, but you can try the demo version.)
     
  6. Davros

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    i found sothink dvd maker its free but its taking 2 hours to convert a mpeg2
    352x288
    40550kps
    duration 1:34.14
    1.34gb
     
  7. Bouncing Zabaglione Bros.

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    It's not free, but ConvertXToDVD is really the best at this. DVD Shrink is free and has a reauthoring mode that might do this for you. Neither of which is coded for a GPU, but should work very quickly on a modern multicore system.

    Given the poor support for GPUs in commercial transcoders, I'm not surprised there's nothing around in the form of freeware.
     
  8. V3

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    How about that PowerDirector 7 mentioned on that other thread. It uses GPU for H264, but what about other stuff like DVD authoring, Divx, etc ?
     
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    Use Nero 9 or PowerDirector 7, mate! It works like charm!
     
  10. Davros

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    has to be free
    im doing it as a favour for someone (converting hi8 tapes from an analog camcorder to dvd)
    no money and even if i had money, no credit card so i couldnt buy online anyway
     
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    I talked the guy who I was doing it for to buy me ConvertXtoDvd
    its much quicker than the program i was using before
    my P4 northwood 3ghz converts at 1.6x (program supports hyperthreading)
    my q6600 2.4ghz converts at 9.2x - woot
     
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