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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 2007-01-17, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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mpeg hardware encoder

I downloaded some movies and they are in .avi files. I'm converting them to mpeg-2 so I can author them into dvd's. I have an older dual cpu motherboard with a pair of P3-1ghz cpu's. The conversion takes up 95-100% of both cpu's. So here is my question: if I had a tv card with built-in hardware encoder like one of the hauppage units, would I be able to send a file from my hard drive to the card, and use it's hardware encoder? I'm running Mandriva Linux, thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 2007-01-17, 01:23 PM
 
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This site does not promote or aid piracy. If you owned the movies you would not need to convert them back to meg-2 ....
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 2007-01-19, 10:39 PM
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go buy a dvd player that will play divx files, i have two from phillips from walmart and zellers, the $60 will save a lot of time in conversions

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 2007-01-20, 11:51 AM
 
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Does that mean walmart and zellers promote piracy?

I doubt twoten's requested functionality is available. It might be possible, if someone wanted to rewrite the card's drivers to include that function.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 2007-01-20, 01:24 PM
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The closest I've seen is ATI's AVIVO converter, which utilizes hardware on the ATI card to significantly increase transcode times. But it's not exactly what the OP was asking for.

http://ati.amd.com/technology/avivo/technology.html
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 2007-01-20, 03:34 PM
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Don't all divx players promote piracy? Who actually uses a divx player to play something other than a pirated avi file?

Of course, someone will respond who will tell us how people do create divx files out of legal material.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 2007-01-20, 04:23 PM
 
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...AVIVO converter, which utilizes hardware on the ATI card to significantly increase transcode times.
I think you meant "decrease".

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 2007-01-20, 04:50 PM
 
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DIVX may be use to same you own recorder video's.
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