[FFmpeg-user] Save webcam stream in mpg, not avi format
felixbaier at yahoo.de
Wed Aug 5 17:24:36 CEST 2015
>> Thus, is it possible to save in avi format, but use
>> a different codec that will generate smaller files?
> Yes, try "-vcodec mpeg4 -qscale 2" or
> "-vcodec mpeg1video -mbd 2 -qscale 2" or use h264.
> Carl Eugen
“-vcodec mpeg4 -qscale 2” reduces the file size by a factor of 50 and can be opened in my downstream analysis Ethovision. It will take a week or so to run some real experiments and see if the video quality is good enough, but it looks great and I’m optimistic that this solved the problem. Thanks for your suggestions! They really made a difference.
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