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    Default clueless about capture

    i just need a little help on capture....
    i've captured an hour long video in AVI format
    but its 700 megs or so... its in a really crappy
    resolution as well... is there any way to make
    it better quality, and/or make the file size smaller?

    i've seen people with 30-60 minute videos on CDs
    that could fit 5-6 videos on the CD....

    just curious, and feedback is appreciated.

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    what was your resolution?
    what was your codec?
    what settings did you use with the codec?

    we need your specs!

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    Default specs...

    res. 160x120 - yeah i know thats low, but the others take up a huge amount of space.

    codec... MPEG-4 Video Codec V2
    didn't change any codec settings... don't know where those
    would be.

    i use MGI VideoWave 4 for capture if that helps any.

    don't know any other information i can give...

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    i'd suggest you go this way:

    use virtualdub for capturing

    mjpeg picvideo 2 as codec set to max settings (this will result in a huge file!)

    capture audio as pcm wave to prevent frame drops unless you have a real fast system

    use a resulotion of some 640 x 480

    when this huge avi file has been created, load it into virtualdub again and save it to mpeg4 (divx 3.11 or better m$ v2).

    this way you will be able to create avi files with some 60 minutes playing time that should look very good!
    Last edited by UncasMS; 14 Nov 2001 at 08:38 AM

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    the resolution quality isnt really an issue...
    i just want to be able to compact the files
    as much as possible... can't really put any
    other movies if you have a 700 meg file.

    that was the main concern... the way i have
    it captured itself is fine...

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    Question shrink you stupid AVI!!!

    still trying to crush this 700 meg avi down a bit in size....
    anyone have any suggestions?

    this is what i'd like to do to the file....


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    just try the way uncasms told you..
    THAT SHRINKS YOUR AVI A LOT !!!!!!!!!

    SO JUST TRY ! or leave 'em big !
    There is always a way u can handle it...

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    Default hmm...

    he never said anything about size...
    he said the quality would be great...
    and i can get great quality anyways.
    but if it gives good size as well, then
    i will do it.

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    Talking final step :

    Virtual Dub :
    _load your file (one hour long)
    _video : full processing mode
    _ compression...
    divx 3.x or 4.x
    configure :
    set bitrate = 30
    _save avi as...


    well done !
    your file doesn't exceed 700Mo !!!
    (incredible, fantastique !)


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