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Old 21st April 2012, 20:14   #1  |  Link
Jimerb
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Seek Speeds

Hello I'm hoping an expert here can help me:

I often go through a lot of "B-roll" tape from different sources and i want to be able to seek through variety of formats quickly.

I just upgraded MPC to 1.6.1.4235 hoping that would help but it didn't really help that much (It's a little better than 1.3.1249.0.)
I tried enabling "Fast seek" on keyframe but it didn't have much of an effect. Searching on the site wasn't getting me anywhere.

VLC seems to be quicker than MPC for seeking but I like MPC better for playback.

Can anyone give me some advice on what to change to make overall seeking with MPC faster? I don't care about tearing, I just want to speed up my workflow.

thanks.
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Old 21st April 2012, 20:32   #2  |  Link
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Seeking is virtually instantaneous for me using MPC-HC playing files from a 100mb/s network share. The speedup came from remuxing videos into mkv format.
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Old 21st April 2012, 23:07   #3  |  Link
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Remuxing the videos is not an option for me. I'm looking to speed my work flow.

I am willing to sacrifice quality for speed but I don't know how to.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 21st April 2012, 23:11   #4  |  Link
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Mentioning what kind of formats/containesr your videos are in will probably help to answer your questions, because seeking is a very format specific task.
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Old 21st April 2012, 23:32   #5  |  Link
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I seem to recall some old asf formats had no key frames, so to seek to a particular time you would have to decode the entire stream up until that point.
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Old 21st April 2012, 23:44   #6  |  Link
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The formats are completely random and wide spread. There is no rhryme or reason.

AVI's are usually fine. WMF's are slow when they are large. MPG's take forever.. Others are slow too.

I'll take a strategy page somewhere or some quick tips.

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Old 1st May 2012, 11:04   #7  |  Link
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You should try AV Splitter as a splitter.
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