Riding the 64-bit Chariot: Choosing Socket 939 and Linuxby Kristopher Kubicki on July 19, 2004 12:05 AM EST
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Video EncodingSince MPlayer (MEncoder) do not come with RPMs, we compile the binaries from source with no optimizations. We go through the standard ./configure and make commands for the v1.0pre5 source code. Notice that this benchmark has changed since the last time we ran it.
Below is the command that we used to produce a DivX .avi from a 700MB MPEG2.
time mencoder sample.mpg - nosound - ovc lavc vcodec=mpeg4:vpass=2 - o sample.avi
Frames per Second, more are better. Frames per second are not calculated in the program, but taken by dividing the number of frames in the file by the time reported in the console.
Generally, our tolerance for this benchmark was about 1%.
Audio EncodingLame was compiled from source without optimizations. We only ran ./configure and make without any flags.
We ran lame on a 700MB .wav file using the command equivalent to the one below:
lame sample.wav -b 192 -m s -h >/dev/null
Encoding time, lower is better.
Lame shows us that from platform to platform, there is not a significant difference between VIA or NVIDIA. Our tolerance for this test was less than 1% and was extremely replicable.