[Gllug] Newbie video encoding question

John McAleely john at mcaleely.com
Mon Jun 30 15:44:31 UTC 2008

On 27 Jun 2008, at 19:20, Richard Huxton wrote:

> salsaman at xs4all.nl wrote:
>> In any case, I would recommend re-encoding using x264. If you  
>> combine this
>> with a frame size reduction to 320x240, and a fps reduction to 20  
>> fps, you
>> will likely end up with a 5 or 6 MB file.
> Don't have x264 listed as a codec unfortunately, and h264 looks very
> blocky once I've scaled it down.
> Ah well, never mind - just something my wife wanted to email out.

Quicktime tends to take a fairly straight-and-narrow approach to video  
formats, so it finds some combinations of audio and video unpalatable.  
Your choice of MPEG video and MP3 audio is certainly not widely used  
in consumer *video* standards.

I would try something other than MP3 for the audio track. If there's  
MPEG Audio, go for that. Be sure it's not using MPEG2 for the video  
(as others have noted it's generally distributed separately by apple,  
for extra money).


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