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Windows 7: Xvid codec settings for smooth(er) playback?

10 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Xvid codec settings for smooth(er) playback?

I've been trying to get VirtualDub 1.99 & Xvid to get smooth, less blocky, looking fast action playback. I do not know a lot about Xvid codec settings, just bitrate really. I am trying to convert & upload some videos to YouTube and share with friends (FRAPS game captures). But during fast-ish action parts, it gets all blocky...big ugly blocky. When the action slows down, I can see the codec clearing up the picture, the blocks are getting smaller & smaller & smaller.

I've converted the same raw FRAPS video to H264/X264, and its is very nice, clean & clear. I would like it in Xvid/Divx for EZ compatibility playback on other devices (DVD players, Media Centers, portable devices).

I just use the Load Default settings, my bitrate at 1150 kbps, Packed Bitstream is off (some dvd players don't like'em packed)

What settings do you recommend/use for smoother/cleaner playback?

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11 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

After playing around with Xvids Configuration, I think I found my problem/solution: Quality Preset - Quantization

Default settings (min: 1 & max:31)

New Settings (min: 1 & max: 10)

Same bitrate setting (1150), only 0.2MB change in filesize (12.9MB vs 13.1MB). So I tried setting min: 1 & max: 2 .. bitrate changed to 5200 kpbs (I didn't change it), and filesize jumped to 52MB. Image is much much clearer, I am going to play around with them some more to find a nice balance.
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