X.264 HD Benchmark 5.0
X264 by VideoLAN is a free application which contains a software library for encoding video streams into the H.264 and MPEG-4 AVC formats. HiTech Legion uses X264 to measure conversion times of predetermined files. X264 is also a multi-threaded application.
Handbrake is a multi-platform and multi-threaded application which is used to transcode popular video formats. HiTech Legion uses predetermined files and transcodes them into specific video formats to measure time of conversion and to determine how well a multicore processor handles the workload.