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 0.9.8 was used for benchmarking.
Benchmark Results: HandBrake version 0.9.8 shows that as memory clock speed increases that the performance of the platform does improve for the most part. The 2133MHz memory kit performed a bit worse than the 1866MHz memory kit in this benchmark again due to the timings being looser. If you were using a video clip that was an hour long you’ll obviously see completion time differences that are minutes apart and not seconds apart.