Wednesday, January 18, 2006

HandBrake on Macintels

This is insane: Handbrake is doing H.264 full size encodes in REAL TIME on the new intel iMac. If this is true, I am going to have to buy one of those machines. (I really needed to buy a new refrigerator too. Oh well, I needed to lose a couple pounds from the holidays anyway)
...so I get a lot a emails asking if HandBrake will support the new Intel Macs. The answer is yes, a x86 build is already available from the download page. Not everything is optimized for Intel yet, but H.264 is and a 2.0 Ghz Core Duo iMac reportedly encodes about real-time to H.264 at full size (screenshot). The next release should be available as a Universal Binary and full optimized for both platforms.

HandBrake homepage

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Argh, everyone has the Handbrake speed for H.264, but I want to see the average fps for MP4. Please someone!!

Wiley said...

it should be a lot less...

gilgamesh said...

I am ripping a film right now on my intelimac 1.8 and its coming out at 60-65 fps!