good re-encoding app

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Kristalghost, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Kristalghost macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    I'm trying out some video editing and I export them to apple tv format (for the resolution)
    now I've been able to convert these to AVI's but the problem is that a file of 1/10 of its original length is a larger file then the original.
    I used to have a program called mencoder or something on windows where i could re-encode the file to a size of my choosing.
    If it was to small, it made the resolution smaller so the quality was relatively untouched.
    now on mac I'm looking for a program to do the same.
    the only programs i found either just converts it to avi and doesn't make the file smaller or just makes the quality really crap without changing the resolution (D-vision 3)

    any suggestions on any decent converters? It doesn't have to be free but is prefered.

    thanks in advance,
  2. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    Have you tried MPEG Streamclip?

    It will take .AVI files made with virtually any codec and output in several different formats, including something that would be Apple TV compatible. And you can also set target file sizes.

    It's freeware. :)
  3. jackerin macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    There is mencoder for Mac too, though it might be hard to find an up-to-date GUI distribution...

    I really like the flexibility of ffmpegX myself.
  4. Kristalghost thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    heard of one for windows

    ive heard that megui is awsome (saw some work of it from a Bleuray disc) but again it is for windows.
    anybody know anything like that?

    ive tried that ffmpegX but I haven't got the faintest idea how to get the best quality/space ratio with it.
    are there any good guides of consorts out there?

    thanks in advance,

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