compress films

Tobias Roth roth at
Sat Aug 26 10:53:58 UTC 2006

On Fri, Aug 25, 2006 at 10:47:33AM -0400, Tsu-Fan Cheng wrote:
> Hi BSDers,
>   I am running freebsd 6.1/amd64. I sometimes download films and they are
> quite large, like 1.4GB or something. I want to make it smaller by using
> mencoder, the script I use is as such:
> >mencoder ddd.avi -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4 -vf scale=352:240 -oac
> lavc -lavcopts acodec=mp3:abitrate=48 -o ggg.avi
> But sometimes the ggg.avi can still be a little larger than 700mB, is there
> any more optimization I can do, or use other app to do this better??
> many thanks!!

I use avidemux2 to compress videos. It has many options, one of
which is to restrict the maximum size of the output video.


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