[CentOS] Open Source Video Codec and Container (alternative to Xvid)

Dennis McLeod dmcleod at foranyauto.com
Fri Jun 27 20:26:03 UTC 2008

I use ffmpeg:
ffmpeg -I filename.ext -f flv -s qvga -qscale 5 filename.flv
I'm more interested in quality than size. (and fortunate my wife is, too %^O
We upload them to Amazon S3, and host them from there...
Chenge the qscale setting for quality/size 1 is best quality, 30 is lowest.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Simon Jolle sjolle
> Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 12:58 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: [CentOS] Open Source Video Codec and Container 
> (alternative to Xvid)
> Hi CentOS users
> I am running a forum with small video clips (from YouTube and 
> others). I convert those Macromedia Flash videos with:
> $ mencoder example.flv -ovc xvid -xvidencopts 
> bitrate=1000:autoaspect -vf pp=lb -oac mp3lame -lameopts 
> fast:preset=standard -o example.avi
> I use mencoder RPM from Dag Wieers
> 1) Its very generic command line to convert videos. What 
> would you improve? The size is much bigger than the original FLV :(
> 2) Is there a real open source format what I should prefer? 
> Can you say something about its quality?
> 3) Whats the most painless format for exchanging videos with 
> Win, Mac and Linux users?
> cheers
> Simon

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