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Intel 64-bit Desktop CPU comes to life - Benchmarks - Media Encoding

By: Cameron Johnson | Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Feb 20, 2005 5:00 am

Media Encoding


- Mainconcept MPEG Encoder


Mainconcept is a DV conversion utility to convert DV files into MPEG Layer 2 (DVD) quality video files. We use a 1.2GB test file and convert it into a MPEG-2 video at 720x576 at 25fps with stereo sound and calculate the time each system takes to encode the file - less time = better.



Here we see the ability of the new Prescott based Extreme Edition CPU.




XMPEG is a high quality converter based on lossless MPEG/AC3 decoders. It decodes MPEG1 (Audio & Video) and MPEG2 streams and offers you the possibility to re-encode them in the format you want. It exports video and audio frames through an Adobe Premiere interface. To keep the maximum quality of your film, it integrates HQ Bicubic (0, 0.75) and Bessel (for audio) filters. The plugins furnished in this package allow you to create your own DivX, DVD, SVCD with the maximum output quality.


For this we used the same file for Mainconcept, however, this time we used XMPEG to convert the file into a MPEG-4 or DIVX video.



Again the new Prescott Extreme Edition takes the cake.


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