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  • Why are encoding options limited by drive where original videos are located?

    Posted by Xavier Bonet on September 15, 2023 at 9:52 pm

    I’ve been using AME for years and I’ve just stumbled upon this issue/realisation. I have a video which was taped by a client and then converted to DVD, so it’s 4 VOB files on an external drive. If I pull them directly from the external drive onto AME to get stitched, then I get by default Hardware Encoding, and the entire conversion takes less than 10-15 mins. However, if I copy the VOB files to my secondary internal SSD drive (assuming I could get the job done faster still if AME doesn’t need to read from an HHD), I get by default Software Encoding, and when I try to select Hardware Encoding I get an error that says “Your system’s hardware does not support hardware acceleration for the current settings”. 🙄 In both instances export settings default to what I previously selected, which is H.264 and Match Source – Max Bitrate. Indeed, the only difference is where the files are located. This seems very bizarre. Of course, if I try to export in this second way, it takes 40-60mins. due to the Software Encoding. What could be going on?

    Xavier Bonet replied 7 months ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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