Just before I get the r4

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by ojsinnerz., Oct 27, 2007.

  1. ojsinnerz.
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    ojsinnerz. Damned

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    Hi, i'm new here, and i'm thinking of getting the r4 revolution soon. But before I do, I want to ask a simple question. When you convert some sort of video file into the r4, does it's size get bigger than the original, or smaller than the original? Thx for your time
     
  2. sylux92

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    It gets smaller than the original. Smaller format, plus it shrinks it for a smaller screen.
     
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    Smaller file. Converted my 170meg file to 120meg. I used DPG Batch Converter and the highest settings for this. You could go smaller if you chose lower settings.
     
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    thx, i really wanted to put some videos in. also, what if the file is over 1 gig? how much smaller would it be? srry if it's to much to ask
     
  5. Nero

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    Sorry, but there isn't a way to calculate that. (A lot of factors to count)

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  6. Rayder

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    As an example, I converted the Transformers DVD (4+gigs) to DPG and now it's down to 387 megs.
     
  7. Nero

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    Crap... That's a pretty good conversion rate. That drops to it right under 10% of the regular size!

    [​IMG] How do you guys get such good Video sizes? I tried a Simpsons Episode which was about 95 MB, then after I converted it to .dpg it went up to about 150 MB.

    Whatever, it's probably because I used the best settings possible.

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  8. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    I got the exact same as Nero, dunno why. Have fun with your R4 oj. [​IMG]
     
  9. enigmaindex

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    What settings you choose? In some cases choosing Ultra or High increases the size.

    I had a 1gig movie i made in Premier, converted it to .dpg and it was 12.3meg
    If you don't believe me i''l take a screen shot

    EDIT: If you browse through this guide I'm sure it says something about dpg files increasing in size

    Link: Clicker here
     
  10. Nero

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    Yeah, I used Ultra.

    I don't think theres any quality differences really? Next time I guess I'll try medium/low settings.

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  11. enigmaindex

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    Yeah, your right, i just tried a video in ultra and medium. Not much difference in quality, although you could tell when there was a lot of fast moving action that the ultra video looked better.
     
  12. Eyedunno

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    Not only are you reducing the resolution in most cases, but also the frame rate. I'm not up to date on DPG video, but last I checked, you couldn't do more than 18FPS or for a fullscreen video without problems in Moonshell. That's a 25% reduction in frames for a 24fps movie.

    You can't give a simple answer though. Using high bitrate DPG conversion on a really horrible, overcompressed source file will produce a bigger file than the source.
     
  13. Grimalkin

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    If you're converting from a higher quality video to a lower quality video (or of equal quality in a different format) don't use nero. Rip the video and encode it using an ffmpeg(2) converter, you'll get better results at a smaller video size.

    For windows users, I recommend: SUPER, you can find it on download.com for free.

    After you encode it using SUPER(or ffmpeg equivalent), convert it into DPG form.