[access-uk] Re: Sound Taxi conversion speed

Hi Ibrahim -

Well, this is interesting, I've just converted a 320 bit music file, 
approximately one hour long to 64 bit in Sound Taxi, and it took about 3 
minutes, on that basis, my book should take about 20 minutes, at this stage, 
I'd be happy with that, so, I wonder what it is about the Audible format that 
makes Sound Taxi take so much longer in convertion?

Don't suppose you have an Audible title [format 4] that you'd be prepared to 
start a convertion on just to see if you get better results? -

Andy
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ibrahim Gucukoglu 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 5:02 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Sound Taxi conversion speed


  Hi.

  I only think that check box is for video, but you could try it anyway.  Other 
than that, I'm afraid I don't know.


    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: ANDY COLLINS 
    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 5:00 PM
    Subject: [access-uk] Re: Sound Taxi conversion speed


    Hi Ibrahim -

    Yes, the trouble shooting bar is at 0 percent, and I've chosen a low bit 
rate of 64, so that should have speeded up the process even more, but no such 
luck. There is a setting that I don't understand, called "avoid Vista RnR 
window" which is unchecked by default, there doesn't seem to be anything to say 
waht this is about, and I am using a Vista machine. Any more thoughts? -

    Andy
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Ibrahim Gucukoglu 
      To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 4:27 PM
      Subject: [access-uk] Re: Sound Taxi conversion speed


      Hi Andy.

      This sounds odd.  Have you checked that the troubleshooting slide bar in 
the options is set all the way over to 0?  Find the said control and tap left a 
few times to make sure it is, otherwise performance will be slow as 
troubleshooting mode is designed to slow down conversions for difficult files.


        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: ANDY COLLINS 
        To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 4:01 PM
        Subject: [access-uk] Re: Sound Taxi conversion speed


        Hi Ibrahim -

        Not sure how to test what percentage of efficiency sound taxi is 
working to, but even if my system is below optimum efficiency, an approximate 
conversion rate of 10 percent per hour of a 7 hour audio book can't be right, 
this makes the conversion time greater than the running time! -

        Andy
          ----- Original Message ----- 
          From: Ibrahim Gucukoglu 
          To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
          Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 3:03 PM
          Subject: [access-uk] Re: Sound Taxi conversion speed


          Hi Andy.

          Conversion will only work at maximum performance if your system meets 
or exceeds the performance rating of sound taxi.  This is a calculation of 
available necessary resources such as CPU usage, hard disk speed etc.  A rating 
of efficiency is calculated to be a percentage, so see at what percentage of 
efficiency sound taxi is working to.

          Hope this helps.


            ----- Original Message ----- 
            From: ANDY COLLINS 
            To: Access-UK 
            Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 11:44 AM
            Subject: [access-uk] Sound Taxi conversion speed


            Hi all -

            I've just bought the pro version of this programme, where it says 
it converts at 50 times the playback rate, this means to me, that a 7 hour 
Audible file should take less than 10 minutes to convert to MP3. I've got the 
conversion bitg rate set to 64 KBPS; so far, it has taken 45 minutes to convert 
4 percent of the Audible file! Obviously, this isn't what I was hoping for, 
does anybody know why this conversion is so slow? This is on my Vista laptop.

            Thanks -

            Andy   

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