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I got a 700 meg .avi file thats around 3 minutes long. It's a CSS video, what codec should I use to make it smaller? It's resolution is around 640/480 at 30 fps. Links to the codec/converter would be nice, I made it with sony vegas.
    
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xvid or divx, prefferably xvid.
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Where can I get em and how can I convert it?
    
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I like to use microsofts windows media encoder 9, because it will stream unlike the avi files. If you download the encoder (its free) from microsoft's site, any video editing software or converter worth anything should be able to handle it
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post #5 of 8
just type xvid or divx in yahoo search. The divx codec comes with the divx converter as a trial for a certain number of days but that should do ya for your one vid.
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I would recommend using VirtualDub (free) to compress your file into xvid.
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I thought the divx codec was avi, since you need to DL the divx codec in order to play avi files.
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post #8 of 8
the divx codec is a compressed avi format.
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