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#1 juan

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 12:19 AM

So I have recorded all of the NBA finals games with my tv tuner card (Go Pistons!!). All of the files are pretty large AVI files (around 8 gigs or so). I believe the largest file you can place upon the xbox is 4 gigs so, as the topic states I need to compress them down a bit. I was wondering what software everyone uses for this type of feat? I looked into autogk but that seems as though it is geared toward compression of dvd videos (since you point it to the ifo files).

So if anyone could give a few suggestions as to quality compression software (prefereble for free but doesnt have to be) I would be much appreciative. Also I am wondering if I will need to find a lossless video codec for the software or will it come with one.

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 12:39 AM

try Dr. DivX. Only used it once, but it seemed to work pretty well smile.gif

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 07:15 AM

have a look around the doom9.org web site they have all the info you could possibly need for all the various codecs

#4 Morien

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 10:25 AM

What pete said.
I've never used Dr. Divx, but I'd get Xvid (http://www.xvid.org) and VirtualDub (or some variation of it, http://www.google.com) to do it.
In VirtualDub just open the video file, go to video>compression and choose Xvid and configure it (1 pass'll do at default settings) then save it.

More detailed guides can be found at http://www.doom9.org/
Hope this helps
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#5 juan

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 10:58 PM

Thanks for the help.

this looks good for starters but I was Wondering if anyone knew of any other software that I might be interested in (compression software of course). wink.gif

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 11:26 PM

well if they are already avi's then i'd agree with Morien virtualdubmod, and xvid is the best way- you will also need to re-encode the audio, use besweet or dbpoweramp for that, its pretty simple but may a take a little while to compress.

but you can stream the files from your pc if even if it is >4gb

vidomi may work too if you want a quick and dirty solution but vdubmod with avisynth and bewsweet would provide the best results if you are prepared to do some work (all of this is included in the GKnot DVD rip pack- you may even be able to use the GKnot front end although i've never tried it with a non DVD source before)

Edited by nimbles, 24 June 2004 - 11:32 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2004 - 12:08 AM

QUOTE (Morien @ Jun 24 2004, 12:25 PM)
What pete said.
I've never used Dr. Divx, but I'd get Xvid (http://www.xvid.org) and VirtualDub (or some variation of it, http://www.google.com) to do it.
In VirtualDub just open the video file, go to video>compression and choose Xvid and configure it (1 pass'll do at default settings) then save it.

Do yourself a favour, use 2-pass. Video quality is massively higher for the same bitrate with 2-pass.
Dr. Divx can do batch mode conversion (2-pass) of multiple videos. Handy for leaving it going overnight.




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