Can someone explain how encoding works in plain english?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Thaellar, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. Thaellar

    Thaellar New Member

    I have seen video conversions where the software just "does it" and it takes a relatively short time (40 mins for a 2 hour movie converting from a VOB (renamed to .mpg) to WMV). But I've also seen other programs take forever...e.g. Win Media Encoder displays the movie in very slow motion while it works.

    What gives? Why so long for some and not so long for others. Aren't there standard encoding methods by now?

    thanks,

    Thaellar
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2007
  2. lordvader

    lordvader Active Member

    Maybe it depends on the age of the software? I don't know.