Program to compress AVI files
rogerheflin at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 19:32:22 UTC 2008
Paul Smith wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 7:54 PM, Mark Haney <mhaney at ercbroadband.org> wrote:
>>> Is there some program to compress AVI files?
>> Compress? Video and graphics files tend not to compress well at all. Are we
>> talking ZIP compression? Or encoding to a smaller file size?
> Thanks to both. I am talking about encoding to a smaller file size. Any ideas?
mencoder would be a good program.
I would suggest first playing it with mplayer and seeing what the current
encoding is, if it is already xvid/divx/x264 encoded you won't be able to likely
improve things much without lowering the resolution or quality. x264 is
supposed to be better than xvid/divx but it is probably not a huge amount, and
re-encoding (even on a fast machine) will take anywhere from greater than actual
time of the video down to 1/4-1/5 for lower resolution videos. If it is not
already one of the good codecs then just reencoding it with the proper settings
will be able to reduce it a fair amount.
I do a fair amount of re-encoding of various sorts.
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