Originally Posted by Joespeeder
I'm processing more Avidemux files.... As the file processes I see the bitrate hits 8200 at times.
Should I set the bit rate slightly above that or is it working off an average.
If you are using mpeg-4 ASP (xvid) as the video compressor, the best quality with minimum file size should be had by configuring it for average bit rate (two pass), then set the bit rate to be the same or slightly higher than what your camera's average video bit rate is... 7000 is high enough for my camera. Setting it higher does more to increase the file size than it does improving the quality. My camera will jump up to 12000 or 13000 kbps on some complex video scenes for a second or two, but it settles down to typically less than 7000 kbps average on the video data. So setting the average bit rate for 7000 is a good spot. You know you can then save those settings as a custom configuration with any name of your choice, then just select that choice each time and you're good to go.