Best codec and encoder for batch converting mpeg and avi

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by casioculture, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. casioculture

    casioculture Guest

    I have a significant amount of avi and mpeg files in a 120mb
    directory/folder on that I would like to keep a small copy of on the
    harddrive for reference while reclaiming space. They mostly are videos
    of people talking, so I may as well convert them to 160x120 or 320x240.
    My aim is to convert a, say, 700mb avi/mpeg file to a ~50mb file.
    What's the best codec to use, and what's the best encoder (i'm looking
    for codec/encoder combination) that I can use to make a batch
    conversion job of them, because doing it one by one with virtualdub is
    getting a little tedious, and I don't really have time to learn how to
    script it and i'm not even sure scripting can do it (if it does, can I
    use a wildcard for file titles), and while virtualdub will process
    files in a directory, the directory they're in contain videos that i
    don't need to convert, moving them to a directory will probably tax the
    hard drive unnecessarily that if I can avoid it I'd prefer to (they
    probably are ~80mb). Also, the encoder should have a task priority
    option so that I can put it on low or idle and can still use the
    computer (or should I just do this from windows task management and not
    worry about this issue?).

    Thanks
     
    casioculture, Apr 12, 2005
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    bj_m Guest

    Canopus Procoder and Divx5 or XVID or 3ivx or H264 (x264) ..... all of the
    above can be done from procoder and procoder can do a batch mode or better -
    just use the watched folder feature ..
     
    bj_m, Apr 13, 2005
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    casioculture Guest


    It's OK everyone. I found dubman. Nice program to make job scripts for
    vritualdub.
     
    casioculture, Apr 13, 2005
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