[FFmpeg-user] Compression is a lot smaller

Simon Roberts simon at dancingcloudservices.com
Sat Aug 15 16:27:07 EEST 2020

On Sat, Aug 15, 2020 at 5:01 AM Cecil Westerhof <Cecil at decebal.nl> wrote:

> Through scripts I use ffmpeg for cutting and compressing videos and
> sometimes adding a watermark. Nothing fancy, but handy.
> In the past the original file was between 4 to 13 times bigger as the
> compressed file. Today I compressed a few files again. The compression
> was almost non existing to less as three.



What could be happening here?

The most immediate thought is that zoom improved their compression
algorithm and now there's not so much room left for a secondary

You might want to take a look at the original, perhaps using ffprobe, to
determine what codec was used, and what bitrate it started out with.


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