Can I degrade a video?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by goodtimes5, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

    goodtimes5

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    #1
    I have this AVI video that won't play smoothly on my Mac because it is too high quality. Sometimes it even freezes my VLC Player.

    Is there a way for me to degrade this video to something of lower of quality in order to play it smoothly?
     
  2. RatVega macrumors member

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    This is America, you can do anything you want!

    Degrade it as much as you want, but the problem isn't "too high quality", it's excessive bitrate. The ATAPI interface on a CD/DVD player isn't designed for uncompressed video playback.

    Load the clip to your hard drive, where you have 10-20X the data transfer rate. It should play fine from there. If not, convert it to .mov.
     

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