Avi to H.264 with VLC or Handbrake

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by gazutz, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. gazutz macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2010
    I have 5 x 800 meg HD videos that are part of our product.
    We have been sending them as physical products and now I want
    to make them down-loadable using Amazon s3.

    I am working on the premise that 800 meg for a 2 hour video is to big a file so I am trying to compress it and still have resonable quality

    I am experimenting with VLC and Handbrake as I didn't have much luck wtih iMovie as it actually made the file bigger.

    What setting do you recommend for with VLC and Handbrake

    I have set the Video Bitrate to 256
    and the Audio bit rate to 80

    Also do you know how to merge 10 small avi files to one larger file so it can be streamed on S3. as one file with captures?? :):):)
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Your premise is critically flawed. A two-hour video that is only 800 MB in size is already substantially compressed. Irrespective of the pixel-density, a two-hour 800 MB video file is less than HD quality and probably less than DVD quality. In order reduce your file size further, you must accept additional quality degradation.
  3. gazutz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2010
    Video Convertion

    Hey Thanks MisterMe

    I am happy to lower the quality as it is an information product.
    A video of a lecture so I don't need great quality.

    I couldn't convert to .flv with VLC and Handbrake so
    what would you recommend to convert it to .flv
    and what should my target size be for uploading to
    amazonS3. Does 800meg sound right or should should
    it be smaller.

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