Nothwithstanding the many problems I have read in this forum regarding Nero 7.x, I finally decided to upgrade from version 6.6 to 220.127.116.11 today. My "custom" install went OK, although I was rather confused when I saw a serial number appear in the serial number field which was NOT the serial number I received in my email receipt. Anyway, to the immediate problem with Nero Recode 18.104.22.168:
My main reason for upgrading was to get the multithreading capability of the new Recode (2.3.1.
. I was pleased to see a significant improvement in speed with my AMD FX60 dual core system. A 1h 48m film, encoded with the 2 pass Cinema AVC profile, took only 2h 10m. HOWEVER, the file size, which should have been 578MB was a whopping 2.56GB! I unchecked the "Fit to Target" box, which in my earlier versions of Recode would have resulted in getting the default "file size" and "video quality" shown next to the movie filename. I was doing a "main movie" only encode and I did not adjust the slider, I simply left everything at the default size and video quality settings.
Can someone explain what has happened with the new version of Recode? I'd hate to think that I have gained faster encoding at the expense of unacceptably humongous file sizes.