[linux-elitists] burnallmp3s.org

Dan Wilder dan@ssc.com
Wed Oct 18 12:44:24 PDT 2000


On Wed, Oct 18, 2000 at 08:33:23PM +0100, Paul J Collins wrote:
> >>>>> "Dan" == Dan Wilder <dan@ssc.com> writes:
> 
>     Dan> On Wed, Oct 18, 2000 at 12:23:52PM -0700, Aaron T Porter wrote:
>     >> I dunno, at some point it becomes impractical to
>     >> re-encode. I've got ~9k mp3's at 128k, or about 36gb. On the
>     >> P200 that is serving this up, that'd be one hell of a batch
>     >> job.
> 
>     Dan> Gee. Seems like that'd take no more than a few days, at the
>     Dan> same processor load setiathome runs!
> 
> A bit longer.  Quite a bit, in fact.  When I was reencoding my MP3s, I
> found that oggenc was taking approximately 1.5-2.0 times real time to
> encode, and that was on a PII-450.  On a P-200, it will take somewhat
> longer.

So, 9000 mp3s, at what some average time t, times, say, 5,
for an awful case.

How long is the average mp3?  If these are single cuts,
at, say, three minutes, that's 135000 minutes, about three
months.  Hmm.  Yes, you're right, that's a lot of converting.

Sounds like a job for an old spare something-or-other sitting
in the corner and chugging away, with an NFS mount to the archive.

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