How to re-use DivX 1-st step file for another DivX n-th Multipass-step ???

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Mike Kleiber, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. Mike Kleiber

    Mike Kleiber Guest

    After having encoded a movie with a 2-step DivX procedure (e.g. with VirtualDub)
    there are two files existing:

    The file after step 1 and the final file after step 2.

    Then I had to recognize that the size of file 2 is too large for a CD and I have
    to re-encode the whole movie with a lower bitrate (other parameters leave unchanged).

    Is there a way to re-use the output of the previous 1-st step encoding for the new
    encoding trial?

    If yes, how do I tell Divx that the file aabbcc.avi is the output of an old 1-st step
    encoding and that DivX can use it as a starting point for a new 2-step Multipass encoding?

    I didn't found an entry field for "Use this file as starting point".
    Or does DivX detect those files automatically??

    Mike
     
    Mike Kleiber, Dec 11, 2003
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  2. Mike Kleiber

    Arne Hoch Guest

    the 1-st step produces a statsfile named C:\divx.log or sth. the .avi
    file is useless and not needed. so unless you delete the logfile (or
    encode another file without changing the name of this file), you can use
    it for as much 2nd step encodes as you want.

    arne
     
    Arne Hoch, Dec 11, 2003
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  3. Mike Kleiber

    Arne Hoch Guest

    the first pass creates a stats file (default: C:\divx.log) that is read
    by the second pass. so if you do not encode any other files with 1st
    pass, it won't change and you can use it to encode 2nd pass as often as
    you want. the avi file, created by the 1st pass, is useless and can be
    deleted. it will not be used for any other encodings

    arne
     
    Arne Hoch, Dec 11, 2003
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  4. Mike Kleiber

    gayBoy Guest

    (Mike Kleiber) wrote in
    As the first-pass calculates the exact average bitrate to use for
    the second-pass, the only thing you could do is to lower the
    first-pass bitrate until you think it will fit the movie on one
    disc.


    gayBoy
     
    gayBoy, Dec 12, 2003
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