Shrinking a DIVX file

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#1

I searched around and found some info on splitting files but not actually shrinking them in size. I have some that I want to burn to CD as AVIs, but they’re slightly too big for the CDs. I tried overburn a little and it gets same error. And I don’t want to split them if possible. Maybe live with cutting off credits but that’s it. What do I need to do? Thanks in advance.


#2

Could try remuxing as an MKV instead of AVI. Should be at least a couple of MB’s smaller, that perhaps with end credit cropping should be enough.

If not, then encode it again this time at a lower bitrate, that is assuming that you still have the original source.


#3

Check the bitrate of both Video and Audio. Load the avi into VirtualDUB and set Video & Audio to Full Processing mode and set compression for each or Video only to a slightly lower bitrate. Then Save AVI.


#4

Thanks for the ideas. I’ll chech them out. Thanks.


#5

Been a while since I’ve been able to check this out, but I know the basics of VirtualDub on decompressing DivX file for conversion to MPEG with TMPGEnc, but I don’t really know how to check the bitrates first and then set the bitrates lower for the re-encoding. How to do this? Or if there is a guide you can send me to if that would be easier.


#6

If WMP is your default AVI player, then just simply right click the AVI and Sellect Summary. The bit rate in Bytes/sec is given so multiply by 8 to get Bits/sec


#7

The matroska file ( .mkv ) can become even smaller if you

  • disable writing of CUE tables completely. The file stays a valid MKV file, but seeking may become a little slower

  • set max cluster size to a higher value in the VdubMod preferences ( default = 1 s )

And yes, this can save a couple of MB compared to the original AVI, and if this is still not enough, recode your audio to Ogg Vorbis at q = 0.1 and you’ll be set …

Christian