I need to convert DVD file formats (VOB) to flash formats FLV, AVI, and/or MP4 but the most important thing for me would be the file size as I would like to keep it small as much as possible with reasonably good video quality.
Looking for suggestions for any tool (paid or free), any idea or recommendations?
Note: I have already purchased ImTOO FLV Converter V5.2 but I am not very happy with it as it generates really large files when I do VOB-->FLV.
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Are these video you are making for a YouTube type of site?
Actually it is for a video hosting site (called blip.tv) similar to youtube but it accepts FLV file formats directly.
Originally Posted by lana2000
of the videos....but sites like Blip and YouTube were never meant to host
quality video in the first place....especially if .FLV format is involved.
Bottom line...quality video and small file size just don't go together.
I used to use FLV Encoder (free)....but now I use AviDemux(also free)
and create Xvid(mpeg4) files to upload to YouTube. My video
clips range anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes....I make anywhere from
30mb to 50mb files(after resizing down....VERY important) and they look
Originally Posted by lana2000
Those videos are educational free-to-broadcast TV shows, I have no problems to uploading them to any video-host websites, in fact I used to use youtube for this purpose but now it is been more than 6 months I moved to blip.tv just because of the fact that there is no time limit for the length (but within the file size 1GB).
Anyway I am using this on a non-profit and non-commercial site for educational purpose only.
Again, currently I am using ImTOO FLV Converter (imtoo.com) but I was wondering if you know of a better tool or software for VOB --> FLV.
Originally Posted by manono
If you submit the file in FLV format then it will not be re-encoded again, it just accept it as it is and in this case you don't have to wait for any other extra conversions.
VOB2MPG converts your DVD to MPG file(s). It goes through a whole DVD VIDEO_TS folder and joins up the various vobsets to produce mpgs for the different titles. It does NOT reconvert the video and audio. Requires .net framework 2
Might solve some of your problems if you find AviDemux a bit daunting at first.
mencoder is a command line application, it supports most file formats
You can use a GUI, such as automen if you are not comfortable with the CLI
the most important thing for me would be the file size
If the most important thing to you is file size , you should use h.264/aac/.mp4 which will give you the best compression
Thank you in advance ...
h.264 is a video format
aac is an audio format
.mp4 is a "container"
You will get 30-50% better compression on average than the older flash format (.e.g VP6, or h.263), probably even more at low bitrates. The biggest drawback is that it is very cpu intensive (slow)
There are dozens of free tools to choose from, eg. xvid4psp, megui, ripbot264, avidemux, list goes on.....
There are many ways to do this, there is a guide here for one method:
filesize = bitrate x running time ; so you will have to do a 2-pass encode at a specified bitrate for a predetermined size.