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Optimizing mpg/quicktime format videos - Magix

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by shadowdante13, Jul 21, 2006.

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  1. shadowdante13

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    We have an account on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=MurkProductions

    Now, here's the problem. I make a video on Magix movie edit pro 2005 that is around 3 minutes. I am having problems getting the video(s) under the upload limit of 100mb, I just can't make it so the video will be lower than 100mb. I see many videos on Youtube that are 6-8 minutes and I wonder how they can get it under 100mb!

    Any help on how/what are the best options for a low file size but reasonable quality video will be much appreciated


    Olly and John

    ~PS : Our current videos had to be squeezed completly to fit under 100mb and it's getting really hard now to make and then put them on youtube... please help!
     
  2. Heiko999

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    Youtube and Magix Movie Edit Pro
    I have just started to put videos on Youtube, and I thought that I should share my new knowledge which I finally gained after several nights…
    I am using Magix Edit Pro 2004, but “my way” putting videos on you tube of course also works with the other versions. It is a bit unconventional, but the results are perfect, and you have got NO issues with the file size! I do the following: I export my movie as a DV AVI, and then convert it with Allok MPEG4 Converter (cost 29$) to DivX, using the highest possible quality. Brilliant results, no issues with file size. Hope that helps!!!
     
  3. officialblueboys

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    Use Divx codecs to encode those videos . Use softwares like Mediacoder to encode

    or u can use wmv
     
  4. Heiko999

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    Actually, in addition to my previous post, with longer videos you might have an issue with file size if you export to DV AVI like I do (my clips are just to about 5 minutes). But if you for example just import to AVI and then convert to Divx, using for example Allok MPEG4 converter, you should be fine?! :rolleyes:
     
  5. thecoalman

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    If you have a very good source you can create very good final products. I know your thinking "but of course" but that is not what I mean. What I mean by that is if you have a high quality DV-AVI and a low quality DV-AVI and you convert them both to a very compressed format the high quality source may convert flawlessly whereas the low quality source will not. Always work with the highest quality source possible and convert it once.

    MPEG is for DVD it doesn't compress as much at the same quality as WMV or Divx. I see the product you have supports WMV. Use that instead as it will compress the video about 4X at about the same quality... that's under the assumption youtube accepts WMV.

    Filesize is determined by the bitrate. Lowering the bitrate will create smaller files, this also lowers the quality. Also note there is correlation between bitrate and resolution. As an example you can use any bitrate and resolution you want with a 720x480 MPEG2 for DVD. However depending on your source once you go below 4000 to 3500kbps macroblocking will start to become evident. Macroblocking is the large squares you see on some videos. If you must go below this threshhold you can eliminate the macroblocking by using a lower resolution. You will lose some detail in the video but it's preferable to the macroblocking.
     
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