This is a brief exchange from the Webheads list between Mike Marzio and Teresa Almedia d'Eça about how to get the best compression results with contemporary tools.



Short videos by internet

In evonline2002_ webheads@ yahoogroups. com, "Teresa Almeida d'Eca" <tmvaz@...> wrote:

  • Hi, Michael!

  • I'd like to know more about these video compression tools and
where to download them. TIA.
  • Hugs, Teresa



Re: Short videos by internet

Posted by: "Michael Marzio" marzio-school@wanadoo.fr mmmarzio

Tue Aug 1, 2006 2:55 am (PST) Hi Tere and other webheads interested in this thread,

The Real Media site seems to hide its best freebies, but I found the
page where you can download the free "basic" Real Producer:

http://forms. real.com/ rnforms/products /tools/producerb asic/index. html
or
http://tinyurl. com/3x2a4

These people are a pain in the neck, obliging you to fill out a form
before being able to click on the "Download Now" button. After
installation, things look complicated but it's really very simple.

Browse for your original video. For best results, this video should
be an UNcompressed AVI.

After choosing "Audiences" I suggest you remove the 256 kbs default
and choose "384 DSL or cable". Curiously, this setting seems to
provide the same results in terms of video quality as the 512 kbs
setting in Movie Maker when making WMV video files.

Don't change anything in the Video Filters settings, but click on
Clip information if you want the title of your video (or any info
you choose) to scroll under the video when it plays.

Then just click on the "encode" button.

For WMV clips, just use movie maker and choose 512 kbs for output.

For MOV files (Quicktime for Windows), it's a question of us$30 at
http://www.apple. com/quicktime/ download/ win.html

If you want to compare my own results with these same settings,
you can see for yourself at

http://tinyurl. com/7gqe2
and
http://tinyurl. com/r6znk

After all, video quality is largely a subjective affair.

Finally, many people in the video community detest the Real Player
because it comes with the "regular junk" (popups, spyware, etc). I
don't use it. Instead I use the Real Alternative which plays RM
files (and most everything else), WITHOUT any of the junk, available
at:

http://www.free- codecs.com/ download/ Real_Alternative .htm
or
http://tinyurl. com/2f8gp

Bises,
Mike


Re: Short videos by internet

Posted by: "Teresa Almeida d'Eca" tmvaz@mail.telepac.pt teca2002pt

Tue Aug 1, 2006 4:10 am (PST) Hi, Mike!

I've just followed your suggestion and have been able to reduce the video file I sent Dennis from 7.1 MB to 1.2 MB. Wow!!! And I didn't notice any change in quality. Here's the link where you can see it.
http://teresadeca. motime.com/

Thank you, Mike!

My question now is: are .rv files Mac compatible?

Hugs, Teresa

http://forms. real.com/ rnforms/products /tools/producerb asic/index. html
or
http://tinyurl. com/3x2a4

If you want to compare my own results with these same settings, you can see for yourself at
http://tinyurl. com/7gqe2
and
http://tinyurl. com/r6znk