View Full Version : most effective avi compression?

10 October 2002, 03:29 PM
I'm hoping someone here can help me.. . I'm trying to figure out the best settings using the DivX 5 codec to get the best compression I can with good quality video. I'm seeing so many animations at 640x480 that are like a minute long, and are still only like 7 MB in size, how on earth is this done? I've fiddled with the codec settings over and over, and I can't even get half the quality at double the file size!

Canc someone give me the skinny on how do dial in these settings?

10 October 2002, 11:52 AM
I would think that the problem is that you're only doing a 1-pass, CBR. Try doing a 2-pass vbr instead, this will save bitrate for when it's actually needed (heavy movement) and reduce the use of it in scenes with little motion, static background for instance.

11 November 2002, 02:22 PM
I have had great success with this codec, what are you ouputting from?

11 November 2002, 02:55 PM
Hey Danny,

Do you use Sorenson with discreet Media Cleaner ?

11 November 2002, 05:44 PM
Yup, I find discreet cleaner very effective, although Sorensen does seem to kill the low tones somewhat. If you want to check out one I prepared earlier go to:

there are some artifacts I must admit but for a 1min 40 trailer at 5.2 megs I think it works,

07 July 2005, 06:29 AM

I do quite a bit of work with Daktronics boards and other "odd-format" video boards. I'm currently working on a project where a 640x624 animation is converted to an 8320x48 display. I've been trying to find a decent compression method for .avi files. I tried DivX... the anims look good... but still aren't small enough (e.g. 5 min AE animation = 1.8GB). Is there another codec that I should consider for a WindowsXP platform??

Any help is appreciated.


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