What’s up with this? I tried H.265 this morning and my GeForce 730 didn’t have the proper chip for encoding H.265 so MCEBuddy used only software encoding, which was fine as a test. The result was it took 2 hours and 40 minutes to encode but it resulted in a file 3.5 times smaller than the same recording encoded in H.264…769K instead of 2707K. I was amazed and the video quality of the H.265 was spectacular at such a small file size.
So, after dinner tonight I went to MicroCenter and bought a new GTX 1650 Super, installed it, and tried to encode a different file using MCEBuddy and the MKV H.265 profile and then with the MKV Normal Quality profile I’ve benn using for a year as comparison.
Both encodings took about the same time, but the H.265 file was 500K larger than the H.264 file.
What is going on here? I’m very frustrated that after spending $180 on a video card I wasn’t looking to buy is now producing inferior results to software encoding. I even looked in the log file to make sure it was using the proper codec etc. and I verified the coded in MediaInfo.
I really need some advice. I am running out of hard drive space and going over to H.265 and re-encoding all my archived TS files will save me ton of space…but only after it starts working correctly.