I have some mp4 files with approximately 700mb each, but my television will only recognize .avi, .dvix, .mpeg, .mpg or .mpe. Is there anyway to quickly convert my files without changing de quality and keeping the original filesize?
Ps: I don't really know much about video, so I may have expressed myself wrong or used inaccurate terms, but what I'm looking for is a tool like this: http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/340675-Mkv%D0%A2%D0%BEMp4-v0-222-rapid-tool-for-repack-Mkv-to-Mp4
Thanks in advance!
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More information would be helpful.
MP4 video files will generally use the H264 video codec and AAC audio. But not always. If you want to determine exactly what is in the files, examine them with a free tool called MediaInfo. I find the Tree or Text views within MediaInfo to be the most informative.
The exact codecs that your television will accept while using an avi container is unknown to us. But many need divx or xvid video codecs within an avi file, and mp3 audio. And with an mpeg extension, the tv may need mpeg2 video and ac3 or lpcm audio. Tell us the make and model tv that you have, and how you intend to input the video into the tv and we'll be doing less shooting in the dark.
The combinations I've mentioned are only the most common ones. But if you have to convert H264 to xvid or mpeg2 in order to get something compatible for your tv, you will not be able to retain quality at the same file size.
First of all, thanks again for helping
Here's the info:
I'm not sure about the TV model, but I pretend to input video via an usb port.
For common video codecs, it accepts MP43, DIVX_3_11, DIVX_4_12, DIVX_5_0, XVID, MP4S, RMP4, MP4V and 3IVX. For DVIX video, it accepts DIVX3, DIVX4 and DIVX5. For audio, AC3, PCM, MPEG and MP3.
About my files: it seems that all of them use AVC for video and AAC or AC3 for audio, but here's the MediaInfo report anyways
Yeah the problem with mp4 and mkv is that they often use h264 which allows hd video to be compressed to small file sizes. Usually converting to another format like mpg, avi, etc will lose that and cause the file to balloon in size.
You could try avidemux, but it will probably result in a larger file size.
Oh, well, so it seems I'll have to play my files somewhere else... But thanks for helping anyways, guys!
Yeah, you could hook up a HTPC or media player or media player app on another device (like BD player)...