Best format for music videos

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by efunk, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. efunk macrumors newbie

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    I'm willing to convert all my music videos collection to "Mac friendly" but also as high as possible video format with size about 50 Mb per video file. I want to know which program, video format, settings should I use? I'm new to video converting and own a mac only for 6 months so be descriptive please. BTW current format of music videos: mostly .VOB's, some .avi's and few .mpeg's
    Any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. skimaxpower Guest

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    Jan 13, 2006
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    Your best option is Quicktime Pro. It's exports are a bit slower, but the quality is great. You will have to pay, but it's very reasonable.

    The cheapest good option is FFMPEGX - a great all-around video conversion program for your AVI and MPEG. FFMPEGX will convert just about anything.

    50mb is probably overkill for a 4 minute music video, but if quality is that important to you, go ahead. However, your MPEG videos are poorly-compressed MPEG-1 video. Think 1997 here. A 4 minute music vid is what, about 40mb? Making it a 50mb .mov is not gonna ADD quality, just filesize.

    i would suggest experimenting a little, and finding a bitrate that makes you comfortable. Then sticking to it for everything. If you want high quality, maybe go with 500k/s for the video, and 128k/s for the audio.

    oh, and be sure NOT to change the resolution on all those AVI and MPEG files. They've already been resized once. Don't do it again.
     

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