CS5.5 Mpeg2 Encoding Bitrate
When encoding a Mpeg2 file using a 25 minute timeline, there is no clear difference in the encoding time when selecting a 6 or 8 Mbps bitrate - 18 minutes.
The resulting Mpeg2 file size goes up from 1.5 GB from 1.2.
I would have thought the encoding time would be much faster.
There is no reason for much variation in encode times by setting the bitrate a little higher or lower.