I am compressing large PDF files (+10 MB in size) with GS using the following snippet:
gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 -dPDFSETTINGS=/screen -dNOPAUSE -dQUIET -dBATCH -sOutputFile=shrink.pdf large_2.pdf
The problem is it took around 5 - 10 minutes to compress a 35MB file to 10 MB's.
Is this normal? I have an average machine, quad core - however I'm worried it'll be slow on the server as well. Is this fixed when I put it on a more powerful server?
The pdf I'm running compression on is National Aeronautics and Space Administration FY 2014 PRESIDENT’S BUDGET REQUEST SUMMARY (34 MB)