[CS-FSLUG] Video Formats Comparison

Tim Young Tim.Young at LightSys.org
Sat Nov 5 10:35:56 CDT 2011

Well, a huge amount depends on what you want to do with the file.  
The issue is that many players only play a limited selection of 
file-types.  Do you want it played strictly on computers, or are you 
looking at cell-phones, etc?

One very useful tool I have used was "super" (eright-soft) as it has 
a very nice collection of formats.  You can tell it the purpose of 
the file, and it will select the appropriate encoding.  It still lets 
you specify the bitrate, frame-rate, and the other settings that help 
you shrink the size of.  And best of all, it uses opensource tools 
and encoders to do the actual work.  The ugly side of "super" is that 
they have the worst (poorest design I have ever seen) webpage for 
downloading their software from.

      - Tim

On 11/5/2011 9:27 AM, Ed Hurst wrote:
> Given I have the means to convert without issue, is there a better, 
> more compact file size format for FLVs? Something I downloaded is 
> around 32MB. The display size and quality are sufficient for my 
> purpose, but I was hoping I could find something smaller so it 
> becomes easier to share by sneaker net.

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