Compression Utilities for AVI files

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  1. Warpy

    Warpy Well-Known Member

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    Whats a good app for compressing avi files? I use Snagit and the output file size is flippm huuuuge!!

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
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    I dont know of any free apps, but Adobe Premiere, Sound Foundry Vegas, or any other professional video app allows you to render using different codecs and compressions and crap
     
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    Divx, 3ivx are good compression codecs, very high quality as well.......used with virtual dub, you can get some fantastic results.
     
  5. DriveEuro

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    I suggest using virtualdub with either the Xvid codec or the Divx codec to re-encode the movie. Also, an easy factor to shrink filesize in video is to cut the mp3 quality to something like 64-96kbps. Most movies you just simply don't hear the difference between 128kbps and everything else. At least I don't.
     
  6. Warpy

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    Excellent guys... thanks.

    I have registered a copy of Divx Pro 5.05, so i have the codec just lackn the application to compress the files.

    I got virtuadub and its great!
     
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  7. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    Is it better then virtua dub bud?
     
  9. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    It was recommended to me quite some time ago by someone in the professional media business. I and my son have used it quite a bit.
     
  10. damiandimitri

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    compress avi??? avi is just a container for divx and xvid for example.....they are already compressed file formats

    if you want it really smaller...rezise the screen format of the video or the bitrate
     
  11. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    I've used the RADTOOLS Smacker/Bink options to reduce a 900 MB AVI into a 17 MB file without loss of screen size.
     
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    then the bitrate has changed

    else every one would have used smacker..and not divx for video.....

    but....i will find out

    i think it is a kind of transcodeng or re-encoding..not compressing
     
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    RADTools

    Did you have to play around with all the settings? Or did you get away with basically clicking 'smack' or 'bink'?

     

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