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I want the end result to be a .AVI file. x264 seems to be too complicated to use so I'm not using that unless anyone has a guide...
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x264 is the best, period. It is hard to get used to however.

Edit: I can't find the guide that I used to get started.

Just install the x264 codec (wherever you got it from), drop the source video into Vdub, goto the video tab, select compression, select the x264 compressor from the list, select configure, select the compression method and bitrate (I find bitrate 1pass VBR works best), then click ok, ok.

Configure your audio, and then compress the video.

That was a rough tut I just typed out, but I hope it helps. I find 2mBps works best for size-quality videos.
Edited by low strife - 5/26/08 at 1:41pm
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What about Divx vs Xvid? Which is better? I can't seem to get x264 to install...
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