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Old April 30th, 2009, 01:17 AM   #1
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Best avi to mp4/mov converter

What program best for you to convert the avi files from cs3 to mp4/mov with best quality result for uploading to web?
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Old April 30th, 2009, 07:55 AM   #2
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Why not use Adobe Media Encoder?
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Old April 30th, 2009, 09:08 AM   #3
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You might also check out Sorenson Squeeze.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 11:32 AM   #4
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TMPgenc Xpress, or SUPER, works pretty well. SUPER is one of the suggested encoders for Vimeo.

TMPGEnc - Products: TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Product Information
SUPER .

I haven't liked MainConcept's encoder in the past. It produced lower-quality mpeg-2 files than TMPGenc, and I like the workflow of blowing out a Cineform HD AVI, and running that through TMGenc or SUPER, depending. TMPGenc was visibly better than MainConcept results (my wife noticed the difference, and she's not a videophile).

Oh, and on Windows, MainConcept-encoded MOVs (H.264 or whatever), tend to be washed out and not as crisp as encoding with a different encoder.

I haven't done any comparisons on CS4's version of MainConcept, though.

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Old April 30th, 2009, 12:41 PM   #5
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MPEG Streamclip.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 05:09 AM   #6
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You can try mp4Mobile (I'm not allowed to give links, so search in google). This program converts to mp4 with the best possible quality, I guess.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 09:49 AM   #7
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You might also check out Sorenson Squeeze.
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You can dowload atrial version of it. Give it ago.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 09:33 PM   #8
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Sorenson Squeeze or Procoder 3
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Old May 13th, 2009, 06:39 AM   #9
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Gary & Graham,

if you compared Squeeze and Procoder to MPEG Streamclip and were able to achieve similar results, I would love to try your settings - would you please share them? For some reason, my results with these two, othewise great encoders, are contemptible compared to Streamclip.

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Old May 13th, 2009, 08:03 AM   #10
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Hi Evin, let's decide on a target image size and bitrate and/or filesize that you would be interested in for the comparison, to narrow down the range of options a bit....

Happy to do this, but may be a few days as I'm travelling presently.
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Old May 13th, 2009, 08:14 AM   #11
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Sure,

here's what I am able to achieve with Streamclip at 455kbps total (a+v, where audio is 48kbps mono), 480x272 pixels. File size comes out around 100-110 MB for 30 minutes.

http://mediaseven.tv/incontact/

I would love to achieve the same quality using Procoder and stop fooling with two separate programs, since I already use Procoder for encoding to MPEG2/DVD.

For HDV to 720P see this thread: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/flash-web...y-youtube.html - see middle of first page for settings.

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