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Old Sep 10, 2010, 08:45 PM
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Depends on the resolution, the detail, level of motion, quality of the original (ironically,
the lower the quality of the original, the higher the bitrate you'll have to choose to
maintain quality) and what codec you're using. H.264 codec generally offers the highest
quality for the lowest bitrate, but sometimes struggles with high motion, and is almost always
quite slow to compress, compared to DiVX or XviD which need about 30% higher bitrate
but can be 2-3x faster.

I'm guessing, given the tool you're using that you're on a Mac, in which case I can
offer only general advice. If you're on Windows, then try WinFF and create a profile
using XviD at about 3-4Mbit/s for SD resolution (640x480@30fps).

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