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blotunga: On the computer compress it using H264 using mediacoder.
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Green_Hilltop: I was wondering, do you lose any quality by doing that?
Depends on your settings, but you don't have to loose quality.
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Green_Hilltop: It's my own thread though. And since I was curious about it, it's better to ask here than to open another thread about it, right? :D

Thanks! Which software would you recommend?
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rtcvb32: Seems logical, yeah I'd avoid opening new threads if I can.

I personally use VirtualDub for most of my needs. There's a 2-pass encoding option build into x264vfw. This simply encodes a dummy stream that's empty but the audio is still encoded normally so you're better off disabling audio during the first pass, then enabling things for the second pass.

My first encounter with a 2-pass encoding was with NeroBurner, which did 2 passes on Mpeg2 video before making a master file for burning to DVD. Experimenting I could put something like 8-10 episodes of an anime looking really decent using that technique. Can't remember what I was doing. But it was certainly effective.
Why does it encode a dummy stream?
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rtcvb32: I personally use VirtualDub for most of my needs. There's a 2-pass encoding option build into x264vfw. This simply encodes a dummy stream that's empty but the audio is still encoded normally so you're better off disabling audio during the first pass, then enabling things for the second pass.
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Green_Hilltop: Why does it encode a dummy stream?
Because it still is outputting a file. The output stream is basically blank frames of a really tiny size, since the first pass is about learning about the video and where the data should be distributed, and not about the output of the video, which is done on the second or later passes. (you can do several passes if you wanted).
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Green_Hilltop: Why does it encode a dummy stream?
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rtcvb32: Because it still is outputting a file. The output stream is basically blank frames of a really tiny size, since the first pass is about learning about the video and where the data should be distributed, and not about the output of the video, which is done on the second or later passes. (you can do several passes if you wanted).
Ah right, thanks!