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LAME MT and Sony Vegas


In our custom LAME MT MP3 encoding test, we convert a large WAV file to the MP3 format, which is a very popular scenario that many end users work with on a day-to-day basis to provide portability and storage of their digital audio content.
 

LAME MT MP3 Encoding Test

Converting a Large WAV To MP3


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 in single and multi-thread modes. Processing times are recorded below. Once again, shorter times equate to better performance.

Nothing to see here.  LAME MT didn't show any variation from platform to platform.

Sony Vegas Digital Video Rendering Test

Video Rendering Performance


Sony's Vegas DV editing software is heavily multithreaded as it processes and mixes both audio and video streams. This is a new breed of digital video editing software that takes full advantage of current dual and multi-core processor architectures.

Once again the DDR2 systems put up the best overall scores in our Sony Vegas video rendering benchmark.  The 5 to 14 second deltas shown here, however, are still quite small in the grand scheme of things.

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