Video Files + Saving Space

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  1. LightyKD
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    Does anyone have advice on the best way to convert a 30 minute show into a AVI that is not pushing 500mb? I'm trying to keep all video files at 720x480 (native Wii resolution) using the "avi" container so that I can use them in WiiMC and Google Drive. I tend to take HD rips and use "Total Video Converter" to make Wii compatible videos but If I can get my videos to be smaller than 400mb that would rock!
     
  2. Clarky

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    what codec are you using? the x264 one i always found reasonable for pushing the size of HD videos down while keeping the quality, although I ain't certain WiiMC supports x264 or not
     
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    I forgot
    xvid/divx can usually keep an avi file size down.
     
  4. LightyKD
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    According to WiiBrew


    Media Playback
    • DVD playback, with DVD menu support (newer Wiis have incompatible drives)
    • Files with AVC/H.264 video streams (typically .mp4, .mkv or .flv's from YouTube or other sites) with resolutions up to 720x480p usually play correctly.
    • Files with MPEG-4 Simple video streams (typically XVID/DIVX .avi's) with resolutions up to 656x352 play correctly.
    • Files with MPEG-2 PS video streams (typically DVD rips and TV-DVR recorded .mpg's) with resolutions up to 720x480 play correctly.
    • Files with MPEG-2 TS video streams (typically HDTV recorded .ts files) with resolutions up to 1280x720 play correctly.
    • AAC, AC3, FLAC, MP3, OGG Vorbis, WavPack, and WAV PCM Audio Streams all play correctly.
     
  5. Clarky

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    h.264...silly fucker I am...I would say give it a try with one of your video files, may help to re-encode the audio too as mp3 perhaps. I can imagine it would knock down the file size a chunk
     
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    Just tried H.264 with .MP3 audio and Wii MC got fussy. I'm going to try Divix with .MP3 audio and see what I can get.

    EDIT: Under the DIVX tab the file went up and extra 200mb :(
     
  7. Clarky

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    out of interest, did you save any space using h264? I wouldn't loss too much faith yet, maybe with a few updates the codec could run smoother with it
     
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    As for video format, h.264 is likely to have the best compression ratio.
    As for audio format, you can try AAC, maybe cut a few megs off?

    You could try lowering the bitrate too.
     
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    Been playing around with video conversion all day. Once I'm done with my Google Drive stuff I'll get back to the WiiMC stuff :) Thanks everyone for your advice!
     
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    Actually, I used to know of a program that did pretty much lossless transcoding and kept video sizes ridiculously small, with the only tradeoff being long conversion times. If I recall, it was free too. Sadly, I don't remember its name now. :/ If I find it again, I'll post back.

    Edit: Found it.
     
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    WinFF is a GUI for FFMPEG (like SUPER and the like), the settings are what's important.
     
  12. LightyKD
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    I'm doing one last test with "Total Video Converter". If I dont get the desired result this time then I'll try "WinFF" (which I'm downloading right now).