A simple question, if you use dBpoweramp I would be interested to know roughly how much time it takes you to convert a full CD's worth of FLAC files (say 350mb) to MP3 best quality 320kbps. This is assuming that both source and destination are on local hard drives not over ethernet or usb connections. To the nearest minute will do. Can you also tell me what processor you are using?
Currently on my very ancient AMD Athlon XP 3000+ it takes around 7 minutes.
A bit of an esoteric question I know, but hopefully there are a few out there that use this software to do this sort of thing.
This is not intended to be a competition, I am just as much interested in those with 2 or 3 year old processors as those with the latest kit.
Thanks for any help.
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2011-02-17, 10:34 #1
dBpoweramp FLAC to MP3 conversion speed?Matt
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2011-02-17, 11:20 #2
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2011-02-17, 11:25 #3
It does get faster with more cores as you rip as many songs as a time as you have cores. My two year old Core2 Quad (2.6) will do that in about 40 sec. ripping from one local drive to another. (with F@H running)
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2011-02-17, 12:27 #4
Last night I converted a box set of 18 discs in 22 minutes, which is 1.2 minutes per disc.
My configuration was converting over a wired network using my laptop (Dell Studio 15) which is only a couple of months old running Windows 7 64 bit edition on a i5 dualcore processor with hyperthreading.
The files source FLACs are on a Linux system made visable to my laptop via a SAMBA share. The generated mp3 files were written back to the same server via a SAMBA share.
Even though my setup doesn't match what you are doing precisely, it still gives you an idea of what a current processor will do for you. I was really pleased with transcoding performance when I bought this laptop.Rich
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2011-02-17, 12:48 #5
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I recently did a batch of 320GB on my HP WHS box & it consistently ran at 20x. Using your 350MB reference that would equate to around 2m 49s.
2.2GHz Celeron with 2GB RAM.
2011-02-28, 00:35 #6
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Intel Core i7 950, 16 GB RAM
385MB of FLAC to 320 kbps CBR MP3 on same drive.
Encoding set to Slow (High Quality): 39 seconds (peaked at 111x encoding, average 88x)
Encoding set to Normal: 24 seconds (peaked at 173x encoding, average 141x)
Encoding set to Fast (Low Quality): 17 seconds (peaked at 231x encoding, average 196x)