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A how-to guide to transcode DVD to Divx
Authored by: Whosawhatsis on Feb 10, '04 02:21:33PM

I use OSEx and OpenShiiva (both available at with the 3ivx codec. It produces better quality and playback than DiVX and faster playback and encoding than XviD with about half the filesize of the the DiVX. Encoding takes a long time, but you can just let it run overnight.

I was offered a penny for my thoughts, so I gave my two cents... I got ripped off.

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OpenShiiva speed
Authored by: C14ru5 on Feb 11, '04 01:21:52PM

Encoding takes a long time? I don't think so.

OpenShiiva defaults to the XviD codec which produces great quality at the cost of slow encoding. The 3ivX codec is almost as good and twice as fast at similar settings. I usually do a constant quality QP=7 rip with no scaling at between 25-30 fps on my Dual 2GHz G5, which calculates to being real time (add 20 minutes for 0Sex to do its job).

Now tell me: How can OpenShiiva be slow when it encodes in real time? :-)

If you want a really fast encoder, use DiVA and the method that macman13 describes so well further down this comments thread...

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Dual G5
Authored by: Cantus on Feb 11, '04 09:14:50PM

Well, Mr, most people don't have a dual G5 processor to achieve that real-time speed. Think about it.

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