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Hi to start out let me say sorry in advance if i have misplaced this thread or if theres any errors in it. my first time posting on this forum been lurking for some time so let me get right to this. i backup blu rays and i re-encode videos i have or for friends i do the same i have been using handbrake and mediacoder using mediacoder as the main one now. i just have built my new rig and was wondering what would be a good or better program then the one i'm using. usually i try and keep it up to or close to the same video quality as the one i encoded usually i get good results and usually can go from 20 or 35GB to about 2-3GB files but was wondering if theres any other software that could work well or if theres any settings i should use in my program? i have it set to use cpu i have used the gpu before it gets it almost as close but still a little larger even though its almost the same settings i have it set to variable bit rate 50% i thought i include my settings for what i use i hope someone could help or point me to a better program sorry if i sound noobish but i have only been doing this for about a month two tops.

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post #2 of 7
Welcome to overclock.net!

I use a program called "Super". It is VERY powerful and VERY flexible.....and free.

Just a heads up, Super is incredibly hard to use. You really have to understand codecs inside and out.

That's my 2 cents.
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thanks for the reply and thanks for the welcome smile.gif and i know some about codecs i usually have been using x264 which has been letting me compres it very well i might give it a try it out after i reinstall windows on my laptop do you have any preset or any options you like to use? that you could suggest for me?
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What codecs i use depend on what container i am outputting the file as.
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Variable bitrate is good for multi-pass encodings[depends on your methods], which it doesn't seem like you're doing. Use CBR - Constant Bit Rate instead.

I use many programs, but the best one for quick and easy encoding would be virtualdub. Lets you take raw footage/avi and compress/convert it down to any codec of your choice.
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Among programs with GUIs, I currently prefer Handbrake. Used to use Avidemux, and before that I used VirtualDub. VirtualDub is focused on VFW, which is ancient and less than ideal, while the newest version of Avidemux is just plain buggy. SUPER isn't bad, but Handbrake gives one more options.
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well that is the thing i wanna learn and im using mediacoder i dont know all the settings yet but as i learn i wanna make it better and make my blu ray copies better the ones i backup for watching in my house im going to try out that program and some other ones im gonna retest handbrake
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