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Old 02-05-2005, 03:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What are the good movie file formats? And is .wmv formats good?

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Old 02-05-2005, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've found *.avi files compressed with either Divx or Xvid have the best video quality. *.mpg, *.mov, *.wmv etc. have lower picture quality and are much bigger files in my opinion.

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yeah ^ what he said, I have the incredibles wma format and its 3.6Gig... the picture quality isnt exactly top quality and I have .avi Eurotrip which is like 1.4gig and its clear as
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Old 02-05-2005, 10:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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windows media video .wmv is good for nothing.

containers, ex.- = .avi , .ogm , .mkv , .mp4

vid codecs, ex. - = .Xvid/Divx , .mpg , .(something, i dont remember them)

typically videos encoded with Xvid are the best.. thy can come in any container format as shown above. assuming the encoder was compident as his job. the quality of Xvid can be in any of those container formats, but knowadays i think pro rippers are using .MKV with Xvid for video, HE-AAC or .AAC for audio... .ogm with vorbis audio are realy good too. lots of times your also run into .ac3 being used for audio, i think cause its less lossy(maybe im not an encoder).

u can prolly find well explaind info, by searching for ex.- noob guides or Vid Basics for beginners.. at one of these sites..
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