Data Rate in Video Encoding

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Millwood, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. Millwood macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2006
    I've been having some problems with overall file size at the end of my video encoding, and wanted to know more about proper video data rates.
    Does anyone have a table that says what would be the best data rates when encoding a video?
    MPEG Streamclip gives me four options: Kbps, Mbps, KB/sec, MB/sec. What is the difference in any of these? When I do automatic encoding, it will give the video around 8.71 mbits/sec. The resulting file is way too big in size. Anyone got advice on the proper settings for any type of video that won't give me quality loss in the video?
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    What are you trying to do? Encode a DVD? Make a QT for the web? Knowing your end goal will help let us know what you need. Any additional compression you do will result in loss of video quality so the trick is to find the balance between quality and file size.


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