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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:09 pm    Post subject: AVC Encoding on PS3 Linux Reply with quote

It's been awhile since I've had a Linux install on my PS3. Recently moved up to an HDTV and finally found an Media Server that agrees with me for streaming video over my network to my PS3.

I have a collection of DVD's I wish to encode (blurays may come later) to place on my server. Right now my PC takes about 6 hours on dual core AMD 64 x2 to just encode a single 2 hour movie using MeGUI (single thread BOOO). I want to keep the movie in its original resolution and be encoded in AVC (2Pass) and audio is not an issue as I'm using AC3 in a vob for playback which has been working out just fine so far.

What I'm wanting to do is install Linux on my PS3 again using Gentoo as I've had luck with it in the past for my PC, Server, and PS3. Then use that install (while not exclusive to) for encoding my DVD's. What I'm hoping for is a better encode time than 6 hours and that I believe the PS3 can do that for me. However I have no idea if any of the programs provided will utilize the SPU's effectively to allow fast encoding times nor do I know if any of the available software out there such as Handbrake has been recompiled specifically for the PS3 to utilize the Cell via IBM's guide. Seeing as Gentoo likes it sources, I figured someone here would be able to best answer my questions.

I still plan on re-install linux on my PS3, but I'd be in a much greater rush to do so to help me with this monolithic encoding project I've taken on if the PS3 could help. Otherwise I'd be better off enjoying my PS3 while my PC is busy running to worker threads on MeGUI.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In short, the software support isn't there yet.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn ok guess I'll either have to get my hands dirty and do it myself or simply wait it out. Alot of the tools I need seem to be already running on PS3, but optimization is what I really need not a glorified PC :-/

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