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#41 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:33 AM

The 16GB limit was only for Home premium, Ultimate could use 128GB

I'd still take a newer processor architecture and less ram over an old single core and tons of it though.
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:29 AM

i understand,

but - i never touch most of my memory - or my cpu,

in fact i can underclock it by nearly 1 ghz and use an older linux that only 'sees' 800mb with 3gb swap and its still faster than windows,
with less cost,

there really is no need for any of the newer cpu's with linux,

just as a side note, my system shows i have a dual core, when in fact i have a single core,
the reason being is that i have hyperthreading enabled
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:40 AM

:lol: That's awesome.

What do you do that uses so little power?
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 01:27 PM

just the usual, same as everyone else does,

surf the web, listen to music, play a few games, messenger, send and receive mails,
create fractal art (but not good enough to show), video creating, editing, transcoding and burning,
photo editing, audio editing

it also holds a media server to stream avi's to my xbox so i can watch them on my little 32 inch screen

there really is little to nothing i cannot do on my linux - for a fraction of the price windows takes
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 01:39 PM

Even with the lower overhead of most *nix systems, it seems like video editing would take forever on a P4. Can you give us some average times?

Also, what type of linux are you using?
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:15 PM

editing, as in cutting, adding and removing sections, appending video, etc takes as long as it takes me to do the job,
then getting the final product in a single file depends on the size,

but - dx50 and mp3, 2 hour video converted to iso in under an hour,
i know this of by heart and would give a reasonable answer,

mainly i use audacity and avidemux for simple editing,
kdenlive for a more 'indepth' job

mandvd for dvd creation - or the simpler devede if i just want to create a simple iso

dvdrip for ripping and k3b for burning

my video camera has a sdhc card so video is easily transferred via an internal reader and i also have a usb micro sd card reader in case i video with my phone,
my webcam doubles up as another video camera using v4l,
i live in the country and have various animals strolling past, great when i need a video filler

i'm using mandriva 2010.2 one, with full plf repo's added
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:28 PM

Would you mind doing a sample, and then posting the sample files and time?

I'd like to try the same on my core2quad and the 2600k I use at work and see the differences.
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:43 PM

no worries,

what would you like to see ?
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:56 PM

Hrm.. I'll have ti think of a good example.

What about a short clip being transcoded?
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:10 PM

ok,

10 mins in length do ?
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:11 PM

That'd be perfect I think.
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:25 PM

ok,

h264 vid with aac audio in a mp4 container,

convert to xvid vid and mp3 audio in an avi container

1 = total length (13:46 mins)
2 = time to transcode (4 mins)

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:34 PM

I was hoping you'd attach the file as well, so I could run the same thing on different processors.
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 05:00 PM

just find a 15 min vid and do it yourself, youtube is a good place to start,

don't forget that even though you have a multi-core cpu, the transcoding process will still only use one of your cores,
and as its not a memory process then a faster cpu will do it faster,

all in all, i'm to old to be bothered which bit of hardware runs the fastest, costs a few quid, got gizmo's falling out everywhere, etc, - its all browny points anyway,
i want a system that does the job its designed to do, with bells, whistles and special buttons that do nothing if I want them,
and i want it to do it fast and simple,

thats why i run linux

oh - and i want a system thats virus free, takes 20 mins for a full install and that i own - not licence to use,

yes - i am a linux nerd - can i join your club :D :D
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 05:03 PM

just find a 15 min vid and do it yourself, youtube is a good place to start,

That wont achieve the right results for a comparison. Transcoding is affected by frame depth, movement/action in the video, etc. Without the exact same file, a comparison is pointless.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 05:09 PM

As K_N said, I really need the same video for valid results.

You're free to join the club though. :)
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:57 PM

Mac osX Lion, and can't wait for mountain lion!!!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:43 AM

OS X Lion primarily these days.


I still hate Apple, but a professionally supported Unix environment is really fucking awesome.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:53 AM

OSX is a pretty nice OS.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:06 AM

Windows 7. I would dualboot Ubuntu, but I need to get a disk for it as I don't have any big enough for the program files, and I can't get it to run through a flash drive, which is how I installed it on my old Vista PC.

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