Is it HDV?
It seems like compression in H.264 takes forever. I'm using the HD, 60 minute DVD setting in Compressor, and it's saying it will take about 7 hours to compress a 5 minute HD Quicktime file. Is my computer tired or what? (I'm using a MacBook Pro, 2Ghz Core Intel Duo).
Is it HDV?
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And how much RAM is in that laptop?
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H.264 is a complex codec and does take a helluva time...
Good thing is, jobs can be segmented so you can utilize a virtual cluster for your job...:
1) set up a virtual cluster.
2) submit compressor batch to "This computer", and check "Include unmanaged services on other computers"...
after checking with Compressor3, it seems the correct setting for node computer in a virtual cluster, is "share this computer as SERVICES". Not Quickcluster with services.. Different versions I guess...
Also, remember to check "allow job segmenting" in your H.264 settings.
Open activity monitor (separate program, found in "applications" folder), to verify that all CPU are busy with your job.