Saturday, December 15, 2012

VirtualDub Tutorial Updated

If you're like me, then you like to get a simple recording up on YouTube or anywhere else without the hassle of a fully-featured video editor. So recently I've updated my VirtualDub tutorial on TREZ which you can find at the link below.

The awesome part is how I'm now using H264. Before, I didn't trust the quality since on my Windows 7 installation, I didn't use VLC and WMP distorted the video. H264 is a powerful, modern codec for video that performs really well. The output video file I got is actually incredibly small and looks great. Basically any bitrates between 800 and 1600 produce decent picture quality and file sizes. I think on average, the x264vfw codec creates files ~30% smaller than what the old xvid codec I was using did. When using VirtualDub, I would definitely recommend this compression. Seriously, give it a shot!

Here is a video I recently recorded and compressed with H264. It turned out to be 18.5 MB!


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