HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform,
multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and
Windows. It is popular today as it allows you to transcode multiple
input video formats to h.264 output format and is highly multithreaded.
This workload is a 43-second HDV. The input file is encoded in Mpeg
format. Video encode parameters are 23.9mbps, 1440*1080, 29.9fps. Audio
encode parameters are 384 kbps, 48kHz, 2channel, mpeg audio version 1
layer 2. File size is 128MB. The workload is encoded into h.264 output
format using the preset – high profile. HandBrake version 0.9.5 was used
HandBrake version 0.9.5 loves having multiple physical CPU cores and threads to work with. The Intel Pentium G620 didn’t fare too well on this benchmark since it is a dual-core 2.6GHz processor without Hyper Threading technology. It took over five and a half minutes to render the 43 second clip that we used as our workload. The other processors were all at least around two minutes faster!