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    Hello,

    I have tried many codecs. But I can't find any good codec that can compress 2 hours video into 700mb with good quality. Is there one?

    Thanks

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    How about DivX?

    www.divx.com/download/

    or alternatively, XviD or MS Mpeg-4, they're basically the same technology.

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    Hmm yeah I know those codecs, but I can't create as high quality movies as for example Star Wreck...

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    I think you're wrong. Play around with the bitrate and resolution settings, as well as n-pass encoding, and notice the differences.

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    Okay. I have learned something, but What Is The N-Pass ? What are the passes? 2 pass?

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    The number of paces in which encoding is performed (a.k.a. how many times is the material processed. The more, the better the quality.)

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    wmv is good too, less artifacts than divx but a bit softer to my eyes.

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    I tried DivX Pro 6.1 or something with video bit rate 6000 and 720x576 and the result was small but AWFUL!!!!!! I ALMOST VOMIT!!!

    The WMV, Windows Media Video?, was QUITE good but I tried to open wmv in adobe premiere and the preview window was bugging, so it looks like that adobe can not handle wmvs in preview window -> so the wmv is bad too...

    Any other codecs?

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    These types of codecs are for the final delivery. If you want to edit video it should be in as lossless a format as you can. Why are you trying to put very heavy compression on video and then edit it. That's not really the right way to do it.

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    Okay. I understood. I am making own Star Wars movie. The movie is now about 30-35 minutes long and it has comlicated and funny script. So, what codec should I use when we have the movie finished?

    BTW: If I can open very compressed film, why adobe premierer can't??

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