If you didn't have enough from my previous post about this, here's more! I finished transcoding them again! This time using the
--small preset in
transcode-video. The file sizes are almost halved and honestly the quality isn't noticably worse.
You'd think it would be, since I essentially sliced the bitrate in half, but nope. I can watch these just fine without complaining about the quality. The show is so god damn grainy anyway that it kind of looks like shit to begin with.
--quickoption drastically increased speed (as you can see in the graphs), and the file sizes didn't get much bigger for some reason. Don told me that there might be some quality loss though so I stopped using it pretty fast. I kept the episodes I did with it though just as a memento.
transcode-videois faster in Windows than in OS X. In OS X I got roughly ~31 fps, while in Windows it would be around ~25 fps. Not sure why, it's the exact same computer.
Anyway, here's the graphs. I actually included the data from my previous transcodes/the default option, so you can compare.
Now I think I'm done with transcoding Friends episodes for a long time, until I can get a hold of the DVDs and do those too (I want to as they have extended episodes.)