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Garry Garza April 30th, 2009 12:17 AM

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?

Harm Millaard April 30th, 2009 06:55 AM

Why not use Adobe Media Encoder?

Trond Saetre April 30th, 2009 08:08 AM

You might also check out Sorenson Squeeze.
Sorenson Squeeze

Matt Vanecek April 30th, 2009 10:32 AM

TMPgenc Xpress, or SUPER, works pretty well. SUPER is one of the suggested encoders for Vimeo.

TMPGEnc - Products: TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Product Information

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.


Ervin Farkas April 30th, 2009 11:41 AM

MPEG Streamclip.

Sirje Jurgenstein May 12th, 2009 04:09 AM

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.

Gary Brun May 12th, 2009 08:49 AM


Originally Posted by Trond Saetre (Post 1135444)
You might also check out Sorenson Squeeze.
Sorenson Squeeze

I use Sorenson for all my encoding.
You can dowload atrial version of it. Give it ago.

Graham Hickling May 12th, 2009 08:33 PM

Sorenson Squeeze or Procoder 3

Ervin Farkas May 13th, 2009 05:39 AM

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.


Graham Hickling May 13th, 2009 07:03 AM

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.

Ervin Farkas May 13th, 2009 07:14 AM


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.


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.

Thank you,

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