Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Tue May 8 23:47:00 UTC 2007

norman wrote:
> < snip >
>> What are the dimensions of the video?  I might suggest that U encode the
>> video using x264 and the sound in FAAC.  x264 used to be pretty buggy,
>> but it's quite alright now.  Nowadays, I use avidemux to encode my videos.
> I am not sure I understand what you mean by dimensions. I have looked at
> avidemux and used it to cut out unwanted material.
> < snip >
>> Encoding videos can be very tricky.  Read the guides and tips on
>> different sites.  is a very good site.  So far, I've yet to
>> see a avidemux guide that comes close to being helpful.
> Thanks, I will press on.

If you just want a high-compression codec, what about Ogg Theora
( ?  You can convert files to it with
ffmpeg2theora , which is in the repos.

Install with:

sudo aptitude install ffmpeg ffmpeg2theora

Matt Flaschen

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