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victorvdc
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Thanks

Post by victorvdc » Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:19 am

This one of the best applications I have used in a long time. Works great , very efficient, well documented. And Free!!

Ok what is the catch? Are you sure I can't contribute something so at least you can go out and have a drink on me.

One thing worries me. If I transcode at the recommended quality of 20 my files are smaller and I feel I must be loosing quality even though you say not. I have been using 18 since I am paranoid about this. Is there any way to measure quality of a video so I can convince my self the final is just as good as the original.

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Re: Thanks

Post by Smithcraft » Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:46 am

There are metrics for quality that can be enabled so that they show up in the log, but they are computed metrics and can be obviously poor when compared to a scene where the transcoding did poorly. So a high score in the metrics does not always mean a high quality transcoding. That is why you should use a setting that looks good to you. If the defaults look good, then you're fine. If not then crank it up till you like the output.

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Re: Thanks

Post by mduell » Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:22 pm

Have you tried watching the output video? If you don't see anything wrong at 20, what's the concern?

victorvdc
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Re: Thanks

Post by victorvdc » Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:11 pm

Have you tried watching the output video? If you don't see anything wrong at 20, what's the concern?

Yes I have , I cant see the difference in slow moving scenes but the difference is usually pixilation on fast screens which is hard to judge. Basically I am just paranoid about getting something for nothing. But you seem to be proving me wrong in this case.

Thanks, Great Job

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Re: Thanks

Post by Smithcraft » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:19 am

If you like 18, use 18.

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