I've been using this program to re-encode videos to avi. And I really like it.
What setting would I choose to encode to mp4 and mk4 ?
All the settings are for devices ?
I just want to run the video files on my pc using VLC or Classic Media Player.
Is there a way to set up my custom settings ? (as well as the built-in custom setting ?
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Last edited by Digmen1; 26th Jan 2013 at 20:00.
I know that, but can I set up another custom option ?
The only reason to use DivX/XviD AVI is if you are using hardware restricted to it. For instance many people have a stand alone DVD player that can play such AVI files but not MP4 files.
However a computer can play back anything so if you already have a video file and intend to play it back from your computer, both of which seems to be what you said, then converting said video file to another format is pointless."The eyes are the first thing that you have to destroy ... because they have seen too many bad things" - Lucio Fulci
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Some programs play some files better than others. Some encoding was not done as well as it could have been.
I just want to know what option on Xmedia Recode to select to convert a file to mp4 or mk4 rather than all of those stupid device names.
Reencoding a botched encode, thinking you're going to improve it, is pointless, and apparently you do need a lecture.
All I asked was
1 Is there a setting to re-encode a video to Mk4 format for use on a PC
2 Is there a setting to re-encode a video to Mp4 format to use on a PC
3 Is there a way to set up another or second Custom setting ?
Sorry Digmen1, I don't have the answer to your question either. I've never used XMedia Recode.
@Hello Hello (come in edith ?)
Yes you get what I mean.
Yes what I mean is that often I end up with a clip that won't fast forward or play very well though either VLC or Classic media player.
I often find that if I re-encode it, the new clip performs well.
Also it solves the problem (for me) of the phantom thumbnails in Windows folders where instead of a nice Large Icon thumbnail all I get is the VLC icon.
My main criteria is to find some settings where I can do this whilst still retaining the original quality as regards resolution and bit rate etc.
I know that you cannot improve the visual quality of a video file (or an audio file)
Before encodong the video again I'd try remuxing the files to see if that helps. For reasons I don't understand it sometimes does.
For AVIs you can use VirtualDub or VirtualDubMod. After opening the AVI, select "direct stream copy" as the video encoding method so the video will be copied rather than re-encoded. I use VirtualDubMod for that as it has an option to make direct stream copy the default method. Resave the AVI and see if that makes a difference to the thumbnails situation and/or how well they play.
For MKVs, you can do the same with MKVMergeGUI. It can't re-encode anything so there's no need to worry about that. YAMB should do the same thing for MP4s but it's a lot slower.
AVISynth QTGMC script/plugin. It's fairly slow, but it does an excellent job of de-interlacing and noise removal. One DVD in particular was really bad. It looked like it might have been taken from VHS tape. There's no comparison between the original and the encoded version. Thanks to QTGMC the latter looks much better. Rather than de-interlace to 25fps (PAL) as is normally done, QTGMC will also de-interlace while doubling the frame rate so you get nice and smooth 50fps motion.
I'm trying not to think about the countless DVDs I've encoded in the past using a standard de-interlacing method such as Yadif.
I think Digmen1 definitely needs to "Re-Encode" his file since Muxing it, it will only carry over whatever funky codec or procedure that was used on the Original file causing it Not Fast Forward or Rewind properly.
So, if I had a file like that and I wanted to use XMedia Recode ... then I would use MediaInfo to get Video and Audio Info such Bitrates, Frame Rate, Sample Rate ... and use exactly the same data to set up Xmedia and let it rip ... I think that should do it.