Compressor takes forever

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    Jun 08, 2012 10:59 PM GMT
    Im trying to export my video for youtube which is barely 1 minute long and compressor has taken more than one hour now. These are my settings(btw whats up with the 182.04GB????? on such a short video at 720p)

    File Extension: mov
    Estimated size: 182.04 GB
    Audio Encoder
    AAC, Stereo (L R), 48.000 kHz
    Video Encoder
    Format: QT
    Width: (100% of source)
    Height: (100% of source)
    Selected: 1280 x 720
    Pixel aspect ratio: Square
    Crop: None
    Padding: None
    Frame rate: 30
    Frame Controls: Automatically selected: Off
    Codec Type: H.264
    Multi-pass: On, frame reorder: On
    Pixel depth: 24
    Spatial quality: 75
    Min. Spatial quality: 25
    Temporal quality: 50
    Min. temporal quality: 25
    Average data rate: 81.92 (Mbps)
    Maximum data rate: 81.92 (Mbps)
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    Jun 09, 2012 2:35 AM GMT
    Multi-pass? Try single pass and try a lower bit rate. I mean, this is YouTube. You don't need to upload studio quality video. Also, when it comes compression in general, sometimes choosing a super high quality will result in unnecessarily large file sizes. And not necessarily better quality.
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    Jun 09, 2012 3:24 AM GMT
    xrichx saidMulti-pass? Try single pass and try a lower bit rate. I mean, this is YouTube. You don't need to upload studio quality video. Also, when it comes compression in general, sometimes choosing a super high quality will result in unnecessarily large file sizes. And not necessarily better quality.


    Seems like the problem was that I was doing "send to compressor" from FCP and somehow that was fucking it up cause the same settings in FCP rendered the video in less than 5 minutes. Not sure why this happens, pretty weird
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    Jun 09, 2012 3:55 AM GMT
    I prefer my to do my encoding using FFMPEG on my Linux box (available for windows and Mac though - Handbrake is pretty handy with transcoding video formats with customizations for the output quality.

    I'm a lazy sod and usually go for whatever's quickest.