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I'm having the same issue. I have someone that I do videos for that are each about 45 minutes long. I have a 2010 MacBook Pro, and my average encoding time is about 3 1/2 hours. I just bought a new MacBook Pro, and when I started to encode my video with the same settings, it said 19 hours estimated. I figured it's just over estimating being everything is new and let it run. Four hours later it was only about 20% done with 14 hours estimated remaining.
I figured I'd sort things out later, and get the job done on the old machine, but I coulnd't open the project unless I upgraded my version of PP since that's what the new machine has. Go to encode on the 2010 machine and it's estimating 66 hours.
So after some research I ended up downgrading to the 2017 version of PP and Encoder on the new machine, and I had to create a new project file, but I really only have to do a bit of trimming on both ends of the raw video and make sure the audio is adjusted right. Started encoding and it was done in under 45 minutes.
I also noticed in PP, on the new machine, that when I would try to play the video, it would play about 10 seconds, then the video would freeze, but the audio would go a few more seconds, then all just freeze.
The old machine is a 2010 MacBook Pro with 16Gb of ram. New machine is MacBook Pro, 8Gb RAM. I know that's light on RAM, but keep in mind, same slow **** on the old machine with 16.
As a side note, I bought the new MacBook figuring I'd upgrade the RAM and hard drive, but I have now found out you can't do either anymore.