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Quicktime Hardware Acceleration Formats?

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Jun 27, 2009 9:27 AM
Hey there,

For the first time while playing a 1080p Quicktime .mov trailer saved on my hard drive, I realised that incredibly only 20% CPU was being used as opposed to the crazy CPU spikes with other 1080p formats....

Does Quicktime 7 accelerate any other formats, or is it just .mov?

If so, is there a quick way of transcoding videos from other formats to .mov? MPEG Streamclip and Quicktime Export take an absolute age with other 1080p files!

Thanks for any help!
Macbook Pro 15.4 Unibody, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,185 points)
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    Jun 27, 2009 9:48 AM (in response to Shash450)
    Quicktime is for now needs a fast CPU and that is what you have...As for now as faster encoding for Quicktime, not really.

    Quicktime X that comes with Snow Leopard will take advantage of the video card for acceleration. And for encoding video too. This will make encoding faster. Leaving the cpu to take care of other business. Something that some of use have been awaiting for for a long time.
    G-4 1.2 GIG, 1.5 GIGs of Ram, WD 800FW 500 GIGs & 2TB HDs, ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Quicktime 7.6, FCS2, iWorks 09 and a bunch of other stuff...

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