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[url="http://www.squared5.com/"]http://www.squared5.com/[/url]

MPEG Streamclip is essentially an Sorenson Squeeze/Quicktime Pro alternative. It is 100% free and made for both PC and mac. Personally I think it beats Sorenson Squeeze for quality to file size ratio. The file size is completely customizable (you can set a certain amount of mbps) and there are tonnes of different encoders you can use. So far its never failed on me and produced great results every time. its also a file converter so it just converts straight to another format.

Heres a sample clip i converted (from raw DV)
Original Size: 71.70 MB
Compressed Size: 8.11
[url="http://media.putfile.com/MPEG-Streamclip-Test"]http://media.putfile.com/MPEG-Streamclip-Test[/url]

Settings used:
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v676/rileyhallwood/encoding.jpg[/img]


keep in mind the probably arent the best settings, ive only tried about 3 different ones and this turned out best. if anyone finds better settings, take a screengrab and post em up.

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It seems very helpful, once I figure out how to use it. Thanks,and by the way that clip that you just showed, i saw it in a little montage a while back with the same guy at the same park and everything, and I was wondering what song was in that clip? Thanks.

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[quote name='nikesb23' post='1479813' date='Jan 25 2007, 09:35 PM']doesnt it only make them mpg files? or can u make then .mov as well?[/quote]

you can make .mov. it makes just about every type of file. ive been using it now for almost like 6 months. its better than spending money on qt pro or sorenson.

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[quote name='BugaBoo' post='1476708' date='Jan 24 2007, 04:43 PM'], and I was wondering what song was in that clip? Thanks.[/quote]


Did you see this?

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[quote name='RileyH' post='1481481' date='Jan 26 2007, 08:22 PM']The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders - Sufjan Stevens[/quote]

thanks.

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THANK YOU!!! i ve had this program for a while...but i was trying to figure out good settings so i can compress to a decent size.

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My settings:
[url="http://imageshack.us"][img]http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/8968/mysettingsnp5.png[/img][/url]
Good quality and small size.

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great find, and yeah I'm curious also as to how you found this. maybe there are other free programs like this.

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[quote name='AlexFilmer' post='1494066' date='Feb 1 2007, 09:09 AM']great find, and yeah I'm curious also as to how you found this. maybe [b]there are other free programs like this.[/b][/quote]

right you are. heres the one i use [url="http://www.erightsoft.net/home.html"]http://www.erightsoft.net/home.html[/url] go to freeware > super
it works and does the the same (minus the deinterlacing, but that can be done before converting), looks cooler, is a bit more user friendly(drag, drop, and press) and compresses files a tad bit smaller. use settings at (if you want to try it)
[img]http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r140/don0202/super.jpg[/img]

yeah, great find though, i like the deinterlacing feature. good for sure. in the settings for the squared5, limit data rate at 1248, that seems to work well. but im sticking with my super haha

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