Will a CPU upgrade speed up removal?

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genaldar
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Will a CPU upgrade speed up removal?

Post by genaldar » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:47 pm

I have the donator version and I use it with MCE Buddy (also donator version), currently the computer I use for playback & conversion (and Plex server) has a dual core Pentium with 8GB DDR3 RAM and a GeForce GT 730 (most powerful Nvidia I could find with passive cooling). From reading I know the CPU does all the heavy lifting for Comskip and since I use hardware encoding in MCE Buddy it relies on the GeForce, but what I'd like to know is would upgrade the CPU improve my conversion times? Converting say a half hour HD show takes 16 to 18 minutes, but if I mark the commercials I shave off about 5 minutes, which makes me think Comskip is the bottleneck. What I don't know is would upgrading to an i3 or an i5 make a difference? Or would more RAM?

On the other hand it doesn't seem to fully utilize the CPU now so is the issue a setting in MCE Buddy?

Thanks

btw in case you're wondering I mark the commercials on some shows because Comskip is hit or miss on a few shows; Good Eats on Cooking Channel, Scrubs on Comedy Central & Fuse, Psych on my local ION; and I don't even know where to start with making a custom ini so this seems easier.

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Re: Will a CPU upgrade speed up removal?

Post by erik » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:36 pm

Did you enable multi threaded decoding?
Did you enable lowres?

genaldar
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Re: Will a CPU upgrade speed up removal?

Post by genaldar » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:23 pm

erik wrote:Did you enable multi threaded decoding?
Did you enable lowres?
Thread count is set to 2 (no HT supported by this processor) so I'll try setting lowres to 10.

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Re: Will a CPU upgrade speed up removal?

Post by genaldar » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:38 am

I haven't seen any improvement speedwise.

But correcting my first post it does already hit the CPU hard for parts of the conversion process, my guess is that I just hadn't checked during one of the CPU intensive phases.

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