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Why conversions slow down when they’re nearly finished?

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:01 pm
by Claire
If you are converting to DVD, Blu-ray, or AVCHD format you might have noticed that the conversion goes along fine but once it gets past 90% it seems to slow down tremendously? So why does this last small part take so long?
This last 10% of the conversion is when the menu is created. If the menu is just text to display on an background image then that is pretty simply for your computer to process and therefore accomplish quickly. However the default menu template and many others display the actual videos in your project as thumbnails or playing as the background in your menu pages. The more videos that display in a menu’s page the more complex it is for your computer to process. So, to speed up the menu creation (rendering process) choose a menu that is easy for your computer to generate and those are:
Text based menus
- Cx2 style theme - creates only a title menu
- Minimal
- Minimal - no root menus
*For either of these you can still add a background image to and keep conversions fast
Image based menu
- Still images - based on default menu Metallic but uses a still image from the video converted rather than a video thumbnail
All other menus
- You can select and use any menu you want but you will want to edit the thumbnail or the background so that it uses a still image instead of a video

Re: Why conversions slow down when they’re nearly finished?

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:19 pm
by Claire
Examples of complex menu pages to generate:

Open Style - Metallic - Title menu when 6 videos are converted
title menu.jpg
Open Style - Metallic - Chapter Menu (notice 6 video thumbnails and background is also a video playing.... Extra complex)
chapter menu1.jpg
Examples of easy menu pages to generate:
Minimal Title menu (text only - easy thus fast to generate)
title menu minimal.jpg
Minimal Chapter menu (also text only - easy thus fast to generate)
chapter menu minimal.jpg
Minimal with background image (also easy and fast to generate)
title menu minimal with BG.jpg