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Compressing .mpg To .avi

Posted 03 April 2004 - 09:59 AM

What's the best program to use to compress large .mpg files into smaller .avi files?
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Re: Compressing .mpg To .avi

Posted 03 April 2004 - 06:46 PM

Take a look at Sorenson video compression and conversion programs :)

Just do a search in google. Its what I use, and I've never had a problem.
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Re: Compressing .mpg To .avi

Posted 05 April 2004 - 09:18 AM

I have always used the Windows Media Encoder

2 video files that were compressed from 200Mb to 2mb and 400k

http://www.campbellmotorsports.com/
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Re: Compressing .mpg To .avi

Posted 05 April 2004 - 11:46 AM

i've used a freeware program called virtual dub

virtualdub.org
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Re: Compressing .mpg To .avi

Posted 05 April 2004 - 12:19 PM

I have Virtualdub, but am unsure of how to use it to compress .mpg's. Do I just open the file and 'save as AVI'?
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Re: Compressing .mpg To .avi

Posted 05 April 2004 - 02:48 PM

go into video and audio menus and set codecs and compression rates and stuff there, then save to avi


should work
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Re: Compressing .mpg To .avi

Posted 16 April 2004 - 06:05 PM

Roughly, how long should it take to convert an .avi to .mpg (for DVD Player viewing)? I am using Aare's AVI to MPEG converter.
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Re: Compressing .mpg To .avi

Posted 16 April 2004 - 07:14 PM

Best?

http://ffmpeg.sourceforge.net
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Re: Compressing .mpg To .avi

Posted 16 April 2004 - 07:40 PM

What?
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Re: Compressing .mpg To .avi

Posted 16 April 2004 - 10:44 PM

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FFmpeg is a very fast video and audio converter. It can also grab from a live audio/video source.  The command line interface is designed to be intuitive, in the sense that ffmpeg tries to figure out all the parameters, when possible. You have usually to give only the target bitrate you want.

FFmpeg can also convert from any sample rate to any other, and resize video on the fly with a high quality polyphase filter.

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Re: Compressing .mpg To .avi

Posted 17 April 2004 - 11:59 AM

Sounds real good, but I don't know how to work in Linux apps because I'm running on Windows.
Could you please help me set it up?
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Re: Compressing .mpg To .avi

Posted 17 April 2004 - 03:03 PM

i've used a program in days past that did some mpeg work, i think its was called flask mpeg, or something like that


or just get media cleaner
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Re: Compressing .mpg To .avi

Posted 17 April 2004 - 04:54 PM

rocks.in.my.shoes, on Apr 17 2004, 11:59 AM, said:

Could you please help me set it up?

There are a number of precompiled windows binary versions of ffmpeg. Here's one:

http://www.dvdrhelp....fmpeggui02c.zip

And even a gui project underway:

http://www.dvdrhelp....d/ffmpeggui.zip

Not sure if the gui will help with converting out of winmedia though.

run ffmpeg -formats to see what formats this baby supports:

Output audio/video file formats: mpeg vcd vob mpegts crc image imagepipe ac3 h26
3 m4v h264 mpeg1video mjpeg s16le s16be u16le u16be s8 u8 mulaw alaw rawvideo nu
ll mp2 mp3 rm asf asf_stream avi wav swf au gif mov 3gp mp4 mpjpeg singlejpeg dv
 flv yuv4mpegpipe ogg ffm nut rtp

Input audio/video file formats: mpeg mpegts image imagepipe ac3 h263 m4v h264 mp
egvideo mjpeg s16le s16be u16le u16be s8 u8 mulaw alaw rawvideo mp3 rm asf avi w
av swf au gif mov dv 4xm flv psxstr RoQ ipmovie wc3movie yuv4mpegpipe ogg ffm nu
t rtsp redir sdp rtp
Output image formats: pbm pgm ppm pam pgmyuv yuv png jpeg gif
Input image formats: pnm pam pgmyuv yuv png jpeg gif
Codecs:

Encoders: ac3 mp2 mp3 vorbis mpeg1video mpeg2video h263 h263p flv rv10 mpeg4 m
smpeg4v1 msmpeg4v2 msmpeg4 wmv1 wmv2 mjpeg ljpeg huffyuv asv1 asv2 ffv1 rawvideo
 pcm_s16le pcm_s16be pcm_u16le pcm_u16be pcm_s8 pcm_u8 pcm_alaw pcm_mulaw adpcm_
ima_qt adpcm_ima_wav adpcm_ima_dk3 adpcm_ima_dk4 adpcm_ms adpcm_4xm

Decoders: vorbis rawvideo h263 mpeg4 msmpeg4v1 msmpeg4v2 msmpeg4 wmv1 wmv2 h26
3i flv rv10 svq1 svq3 wmav1 wmav2 indeo3 aac mpeg4aac mpeg1video mpeg2video dvvi
deo dvaudio mjpeg mjpegb mp2 mp3 mace3 mace6 huffyuv ffv1 cyuv h264 vp3 asv1 asv
2 vcr1 cljr 4xm mdec roqvideo interplayvideo xan_wc3 ac3 real_144 real_288 roq_d
pcm interplay_dpcm xan_dpcm pcm_s16le pcm_s16be pcm_u16le pcm_u16be pcm_s8 pcm_u
8 pcm_alaw pcm_mulaw adpcm_ima_qt adpcm_ima_wav adpcm_ima_dk3 adpcm_ima_dk4 adpc
m_ms adpcm_4xm

Supported file protocols: file: pipe: udp: rtp: tcp: http:

Frame size, frame rate abbreviations: ntsc pal qntsc qpal sntsc spal film ntsc-f
ilm sqcif qcif cif 4cif

Motion estimation methods: zero(fastest) full(slowest) log phods epzs(default) x
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It's basically the swiss army knife of transcoders. Way more features than Cleaner. And - it's free!
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Re: Compressing .mpg To .avi

Posted 17 April 2004 - 06:53 PM

I downloaded it, ran ffmpeggui.exe, and it only has options for audio converting.
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Re: Compressing .mpg To .avi

Posted 17 April 2004 - 11:15 PM

Then skip the gui and (eek!) use the command line. It's got everything.
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