Friday, May 04, 2007

A compelling argument for DVD ripping on an Intel Mac

When Handbrake 0.8.5b1 was released containing an Apple TV preset, I took out one of the DVDs that was on the stack to rip, in this case Over the Hedge. Since I wanted to use my MacBook Pro, I figured I would just use the iMac G5 1.83 GHz, I mean I really didn't care how long it was going to take, until I saw this:

I thought this must be a mistake. I quit everything that was running on the iMac, restarted Handbrake, and started again, same result. This is going to take way to long. The amount of power the iMac is going to consume while ripping this DVD is crazy compared to what the 2.16 GHz MacBook Pro would use when ripping this DVD in near realtime: