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WB5.0 Continued & LAME MP3 Encoding

We continued our testing with a video encoding benchmark based on Windows Media Encoder 9.  In this test, we ran the Windows Media Encoder 9 portion of the World Bench 5 suite where encoding times were recorded in seconds.  Lower times indicate better performance.

World Bench 5.0 - Windows Media Encoder 9
More Digital Video Encoding

With Windows Media Encoding, the EPoX EP-5LDA+ GLI topped the Abit AL8 by 2 seconds overall, a minor lead at best.

LAME MP3 Encoding Test
Converting a Large WAV To MP3

In our custom Lame MP3 encoding test, we convert a large digital audio file to the MP3 format.  In this test, we created our own 223MB WAV file (a never-ending Grateful Dead jam) and converted it to the MP3 format using the multi-thread capable LAME MT application. Processing times are recorded below. Once again, shorter times equate to better performance.

Utilizing the multithreading capabilities of the Pentium D 820, both test systems completed the encoding in 54 seconds or less.  With the single threaded test, the scores jumped to 1:31 at best, which is not quite double the time of the multi-threaded test.

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