Compressing video. - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums
 

Go Back   Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums > Consumer Electronics and Home Computing > Home Computing

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

Old 2012-02-24, 03:02 PM   #1
AndrewL.
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 146
Default Compressing video.

I'm looking for a video compressing program. Where do I download one from? Can I find a program where I could compress 2 hours of captured AVI video onto onto a DVD disc at HQ setting?
AndrewL. is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 2012-02-24, 05:58 PM   #2
Jake
Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Gatineau and Ottawa
Posts: 10,798
Default

You most likely already have one. Windows Movie Maker is one. Also, what container do you want? AVI or VOB? Do you want MPEG-2, H264 etc? Do you want to play it on a DVD player?
__________________
Tip: See an offending post? Don't reply, report it by clicking on the 'Report Post' icon.
Jake is offline  
Old 2012-02-24, 11:14 PM   #3
AndrewL.
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 146
Default

I have Nero 10, but WMM is not installed on my computer. I have never tried to compress video before but thought video compression was something you had to download. Can you compress AVI video that much? I want the video saved as MPEG-2 or better yet, MPEG-4.

What's a container? AVI is what I'm trying to capture VHS videos as to minimize quality loss..
AndrewL. is offline  
Old 2012-02-25, 03:53 AM   #4
Jake
Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Gatineau and Ottawa
Posts: 10,798
Default

WMM is part of Windows so if you don't have it you can download it from MS. WMM can also do the capture as well.

AVI is not the compression format. It is just the container that holds the compressed video and audio data.

Try Handbrake. It will create MP4 files from AVIs. For VHS the quality of the source will not be that good so the choice of codec will not result in a big change in quality. This assumes you have a high bitrate.

Here are some link to read regarding containers and codecs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...tainer_formats

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_codec
__________________
Tip: See an offending post? Don't reply, report it by clicking on the 'Report Post' icon.
Jake is offline  
Old 2012-02-26, 08:58 AM   #5
DrakeMap
Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 11
Default

DVD Shrink seems like it might be what you are looking for, it even works in tandem with Nero. Download it over at majorgeeks;

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4020
DrakeMap is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:52 AM.

Search Digital Home

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.