Converting .avi to smaller file size?
Just curious what you all use to convert S3 (or other camera) movies to a smaller file size in order to email/upload?
Someone on another forum recommended Windows Movie maker. Strange thing happened when I used it though. First video did fine. It reduced the file size by an large amount and didn't suffer too much quality in the process. tried to do it with another S3 video and it actually split the video in 2 pieces and both play upside down. The video is perfectly fine just playing in WMP so I think the problem may be with WMM.
Anyone ever hear of such? What do you use?
Windows Movie Maker is great but only for PC's
Hi you can use both. Windows movie maker is great for reducing the file size and preserving video quality, I took its standard from MPEG4 and made enhacements to the codec. The only problem of converting it to WMV format (Window Media Video) is that you will not be able to play them on a standard DVD player. Very standard DVD players can read WMV files.
If you encode it under MPEG2, you will be able to save it to a DVD and play it in every DVD player.
Some times when you encode in MPEG2 a WMV file it does not get a good quality. Specifically if you are creating a slide show program because WMV files carry a lot of more information during image transitions. If you are encoding a movie it might be good!