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I was wondering how to compress video files. I tv captured a few things and really dont like the fact that one of them is 60GB of space. How can i cut that amount down?!?

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there are 2 main types of compression (IMHO)

 

* mpeg 1 and 2 (VCD, SVCD, DVD, etc)

* mpeg 4 (AVI: DivX, XviD; MP4, OGM, etc)

 

head on over to one of the following sites to find out how to convert your captured video into one of the above formats:

 

http://www.videohelp.com

http://www.doom9.org

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oh yeah, and i think all of those are best used for the final compression, like if you are doing video editing then i think one of the cinepak/indeo/something low-compression codecs is better, it's to do with keyframes and i- and b- frames and a whole buncha stuff...

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:withstupid: If you plan on doing some further editing, you don't want to compress your videos too much (idealy not at all i reckon). Just use the high compression for your final completed videos.

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yeah but noone wants to be editing a 60gb file and keeping it on HD for too long! some programs that record will encode into mpeg2 automatically on the fly and thus 2 hours of film should only be around 4 gig depending on quality. either way, it'll be a fraction of 60gb, lol

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You're recompressing avi, right? Get virtualdub and install xvid or divx codecs, and you can just save the avi as either xvid or divx encoded avi. As a general rule I use 1000kbps for animated stuff and *maybe but rarely* 1500kbps for live action stuff.

 

But that's just me and I'm insane

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