How Improve VideoReDo Performance and Speed?

#1
I'd like to get some input on improving the speed and performance of VideoReDo while I'm editing videos. Specifically, I'm looking to improve the speediness of updating the main video window when I'm jumping between bookmarks in a project and adjusting the bookmarks. I don't care so much about the post-editing video processing, because I typically do it in batch overnight.

Upgrading which component would have the most impact?
  • RAM (8GB)
  • CPU (Intel Core i7 875K @ 2933MHz)
  • Video Card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460)
  • disk (7200RPM HDD SATA 2)
  • other?

Thanks,
Ed
 

Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
#2
Are those the components you already have? If so then I'm not sure upgrading any of them would make that much of a difference.

One thing you can do to improve seeking is to enable the "Force IFrame seeking" option in Tools->Options->Navigation. It's not exactly clear from the wording, but when it's set to >0 then any time you seek to a frame that is more then that many second past the current position it will seek to the nearest I frame instead of that exact point. This makes bigger jumps a LOT faster
 
#4
Your Problem may be 64bit Windows, though your post does no state so, with that amount of ram you must be running 64bit or not aware that 32bit NT based OS's support (Address) approx. 3.6 GB only.

Many here will attest to VideoRedo being hopeless with 64bit OS, as can I, and have experimented with different systems, same outcome, painfully unable to finish a job, and woefully poor seeking, as much as the vendors of this fine software claim it's 64bit compatible, in the end, it aint!!
 
#5
Yes I'm on Win7 x64. I wouldn't describe the performance as "hopeless" In fact, I've never had any problems with the operation of the SW. I was just trying to make it snappier and was wondering which, if any, component upgrades would make any difference.
 
#6
Yes I'm on Win7 x64. I wouldn't describe the performance as "hopeless" In fact, I've never had any problems with the operation of the SW. I was just trying to make it snappier and was wondering which, if any, component upgrades would make any difference.
Just have to add what I saw here as well (with the latest VideoReDo Suite). Have a gaming machine of a good number of years in age (the highest end Core2Quad prior to the i7 series) and a serious video card - but the performance of VideoReDo going from Vista-x86 (32-bit) to Win7-x64 (64-bit) declined by an order of magnitude or more (time for quickstream fix of the same .vob files, or create the video via Joiner - other performance declined dramatically as well - essentially making the software useless - especially since I new how fast it was under 32-bit Windows).

I had imaged (via Acronis - great software by the way) my machine prior to the fresh Windows 7-x64 install, so I just put the old Vista-x86 image back on the hard drive and the performance snapped back by greater than a factor of 10. I'll probably re-install Win7-x86 (32-bit), when I have the time, and see if the performance stays good (guessing it will). Definitely seems like going to Win7-x64 can kill its performance by an order of magnitude (factor of 10) or more for some reason.

Was hoping there was some setting in Windows 7 x64 to flip to get the performance back with.
 

phd

Super Moderator
#7
With the same hardware it should have been just as fast. Some users have reported an issue with their virus software checking the output file as it is created slowing things down considerably.
 

amac

New member
#8
Here's my fix for this hideous problem.

VideoRedo Plus has been my "hands down" favourite video editor for years and I was planning to upgrade to the suite to gain h264 editing. Then I installed Windows 8. I was ready to toss this tool out the window because it has been so painfully slow editing files.

I came to these forums hoping for a solution but only found misery. However, another thread on slow start-ups on Win 7 spurred me to investigate.

I noticed the default location for the logfile was set to be deep within the windows user folder.
In my case the default path was "C:\Users\Andy\AppData\Roaming\VideoReDo-Plus".

I recalled that since my move to Windows 8 from XP, there was much more security applied to the User folders.

The simple fix I came up with tonight has once again restored my esteem for VideoRedo.

1. In the VideoRedo options, select the Start Up section.
2. Change the logfile folder to something outside the user folders. In my case I elected to get off the OS drive entirely and created a new folder on a d: drive.
3. I also changed a folder path in the Enhanced Features section for good measure as it too had defaulted to the my Users path as specified above.

I hope this helps lots of others who have been stonewalled by this problem. I really don't think the support guys realize how slow the app had become.
 
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