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Would an AMD Opteron 248 CPU machine handle slightly faster than real time H264 encoding, using something like Sorenson Squeeze 8?

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I doubt you would achieve real time H264 encoding on any CPU. It really depends on a lot of factors. –  slhck Dec 13 '11 at 14:11
    
Slightly faster than what? –  music2myear Dec 13 '11 at 14:12
    
@music2myear "slightly faster than real time" –  slhck Dec 13 '11 at 14:22
    
@slhck: It's entirely possible to do real-time (or faster) h.264 encoding on CPUs, even at decent resolutions. The OP's particular CPU? Only at MMS-sized videos. Maybe single pass low-quality SD. Definitely not high quality SD or HD resolutions. –  afrazier Dec 13 '11 at 15:11
    
@afrazier Yeah, that's what I meant with, "it depends" :) I could have been more precise. Thanks for the addendum. –  slhck Dec 13 '11 at 15:48
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