[MPlayer-users] reencoding question

CrimeDog crimedog at wp.pl
Thu Jan 20 17:49:39 CET 2005

Dnia 19-01-2005, śro o godzinie 10:56 -0500, D Richard Felker III
> On Wed, Jan 19, 2005 at 12:49:47PM +0100, ron wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have some Avis which are 708MB, 750MB  and such.
> > I would like to burn them on a CD, but they are "a bit" to big.
> > Can I solve this with reencoding?
> > Will the quality be dramtically reduced through the reencoding process?
> > How do I do that?
> > Cheers,
> > Ron
> a 708meg file should fit just fine... you can usually overburn up to
> 710 megs or so. anyway, if you need to shrink files, i would strongly
> recommend leaving the video alone and just reencoding audio. most
> idiotic oversize files you find on the internet have cbr 128kbit mp3
> audio, and just reencoding it to vbr with lame will make a plenty
> difference. use something like mencoder -ovc copy -oac mp3lame ...
> with the right -lameopts to give about 96-112 kbit abr mp3, or else
> full vbr with q=8 or 9.

Yes, this is the best idea - most movies on Torrent have sound in AC3
with 196 bitrate or higher!

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