Old 26th November 2006, 18:14   #1
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Compress an AVI file

I am looking for a decent+free encoder I can use to compress an AVI video file from my camera down to at least a 3rd its original size. Alright my knowledgeable fellow forumers, share with me your choice programs and personal experience.

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Old 26th November 2006, 18:26   #2
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Have you looked at virtual dub?
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Old 26th November 2006, 18:34   #3
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I have not, as of right now I am looking at Xvid and Super(C) encoders. I will let you know how thoughts work out, just going though the trial and error process hopefully I don't inundate my computer with spyware which often comes with freeware. thanks though, and keep'em coming.

*update* super did the job superbly turning a 120MB avi into a 10MB mp4 AVI, long live google!.


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Old 26th November 2006, 19:51   #4
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Have you looked at virtual dub?
just a clarification : VirtualDub it's "just" a interface for (already) installed codecs, not a codec itself

avi it's not a codec, but a container (like the matroska format)

- DivX it's a real codec, but now has turned commercial (only for the compression side, not for viewing movies)
- XviD it's a freeware codec, derived from DivX
- x264 it's another freeware codec optimized for low bitrate

anyway, Free-Codecs has the most wide codec catalog

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Old 26th November 2006, 20:11   #5
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Divx is cool because some DVD players can play them.

He'res a little tidbit for your knowledge base.

For players FMP4 (ffmpeg), XVID (the xvid codec) and DIVX (the commercial product) are all iso mpeg4.

So if you use a fourcc code changer like avic.exe and you change the fourcc code of the video to "DIVX", all of these codecs create video that is compatible with DIVX hardware players.

So, for example, I download an XVID from bittorrent, change the fourcc code (takes a millisecond), burn it to a disk, and it plays in my DIVX DVD player.

http://virtualdubmod.sourceforge.net/
Virtualdub mod... if you want to make and edit free mpeg4s.

http://www.videora.com/en-us/Converter/guides.html

Videora Ipod converter.

This is a good ffmpeg based GUI converter and really fast. Will give you x264 at optimal settings. The videos are playable on an ipod, videolan or quicktime.

Or you could use http://videolan.org. It will transcode to a variety of formats.

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Old 26th November 2006, 20:52   #6
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FMP4 (ffmpeg), XVID (the xvid codec) and DivX** 4 or higher* (the commercial product) are all iso mpeg4-asp.

x264 is iso mpeg4-avc (which almost always produces better quality than asp, regardless of bitrate but won't play on "DivX" players)

*DivX 3 was a hacked version of Microsoft's (not standard compliant) mpeg-4 codec
**DIVX was a failed attempt at getting people to buy self-destructing DVDs.
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Old 26th November 2006, 21:10   #7
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thanks for the additional info. Now that I am equipped with some encoding software what do you suggest are the ideal settings for streaming video via google video and youtube. The 10mb 1min file ratio I created is still a bit to big for decent streaming over an average broadband connection.

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Old 28th November 2006, 01:13   #8
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Old 4th December 2006, 09:59   #9
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just a simple video editor that can help you too-PresentaVid.com.it has all basic options for video editing, and also i like its quality. it costs about 99 $, but i think it's a worthwhile thing
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just a simple video editor that can help you too-PresentaVid.com.it has all basic options for video editing, and also i like its quality. it costs about 99 $, but i think it's a worthwhile thing
99$? For something with a name that sounds like it should cost 99 cents?

Pfft...

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Old 9th December 2006, 05:32   #11
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Mp4 to Avi - Super MP4 Video Converter Tool Free Download Now
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Old 9th December 2006, 11:46   #12
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Fuck off spammer.
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Old 11th January 2009, 03:47   #13
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Check out Zwei-Stein Video Editor 3.01 at:

http://www.thugsatbay.com/tab/?q=zweistein
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Old 11th January 2009, 08:45   #14
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You do realise its 3 years since the last post in this thread, and that was telling a spammer where to stuff it, though I will admit I've not seen that particular converter before.

Looks interesting, but I'll stick with Super despite its GUI fuglyness.

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you get used to it :P
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Old 15th August 2013, 10:28   #16
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I used to meet the same issue with you. I find the solution in Google. You can type "a step by step guide on how to compress avi mpeg file" in Google to find the solution if you prefer.
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