16gb? i have 4 because i really dont need more haha. i bet id be fine with 3 even. even bf3 uses 1.1gbIf you have an ultra high computer with a 64-bit OS the sky is your limit. I have been, so far, able to render out mountains of footage with no problems with my current rig, 8 hours of fraps footage and an hour of HD camcorder footage in one sitting, or rather over night, with Sony Vegas. Again you have to have a very high end computer to be able to do this (current setup: Win7 ult 64-bit, 16GB DDR3 1600mhz ram, I7-3930k overclocked to 4.2ghz).
I'm looking at the default "normal" profile and yeah, it's not bad. :thumbsup.jpg:I would just go for the defaults that I recommend in the opening post. They produce the better quality than fiddling with them
what do you mean by this? just to make sure i wasn't making an assumption, i threw a 70gb fraps AVI at handbrake and it seems to be doing ok.Handbrake can become overloaded if it's asked to process a file with an insane data rate. All the fraps videos produce an insane data rate that almost no editor can cope with for extended periods of time. Using a video editor lowers the data rate and makes it easier for Handbrake.
.ts (and .tr, .trp) are mainly HDTV/SDTV (transport stream) files. if US/CA-sourced, usually MPEG-2 + AC3. EU used to be MPEG-2, but i think is mostly h.264 now.