I am running Ubuntu 10.10 (maverick) on an HP Pavillion dv3 with core2duo 2.29 GHz, NVidia Geforce G105M (512MB) with CUDA and 4GB RAM. I have the latest versions of ffmpeg and x264.
I recognise that these aren't fantastic specs for encoding, but I am used to encoding with DIVX on a (different) single core PC with approx 2GHz processor, and being able to convert 10+ hour-long TV episodes overnight.
I have just started encoding with x264 and ffmpeg on the above HP laptop, and I was astounded to find a single 2 hr film taking 22 hrs to encode!
The command-Line I used was:
ffmpeg -i infile.mpg -vcodec libx264 -preset slow -profile normal -crf 24 -threads 0 outfile.mp4
Is this normal or do I have a bottleneck somewhere?