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Windows 7: Video Splitter

16 Aug 2011   #11
seekermeister

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Since I broke my own rule, and retried FreeMake as a converter, I thought that I should post my thoughts about it. While it is quick for the purpose of converting files, I doubt that I will ever use it for ripping, because I have faster encoders than it. My main objection to using it for a converter is that I found no means to adjust the output quality of videos. This is not to say that it's output is poor, because comparing it to Media Code, it has about the same size and quality of Media Code's highest quality output. The problem with that is that the file sizes are larger than I really care for. With Media Cope, there are 5 preset choices available, as well as a custom setting, which permits me to get a size and quality combination that I prefer. With FreeMake, the file size of a 1:34 video was ~ 1.19GBs, which many people would consider small, but not I. If all of my videos were that large, the 1400 videos that I now have on my 1.5TB HD would probably not fit. As it is, I still have 800GBs of free space.

I did not check for every input/output format available, but it only seemed comparable to Media Code's. Therefore, the only particular positive that I found with FreeMake was speed. I'm not saying that is insignificant, only that there is more to consider than that.


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16 Aug 2011   #12
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Since I broke my own rule, and retried FreeMake as a converter, I thought that I should post my thoughts about it. While it is quick for the purpose of converting files, I doubt that I will ever use it for ripping, because I have faster encoders than it. My main objection to using it for a converter is that I found no means to adjust the output quality of videos. This is not to say that it's output is poor, because comparing it to Media Code, it has about the same size and quality of Media Code's highest quality output. The problem with that is that the file sizes are larger than I really care for. With Media Cope, there are 5 preset choices available, as well as a custom setting, which permits me to get a size and quality combination that I prefer. With FreeMake, the file size of a 1:34 video was ~ 1.19GBs, which many people would consider small, but not I. If all of my videos were that large, the 1400 videos that I now have on my 1.5TB HD would probably not fit. As it is, I still have 800GBs of free space.

I did not check for every input/output format available, but it only seemed comparable to Media Code's. Therefore, the only particular positive that I found with FreeMake was speed. I'm not saying that is insignificant, only that there is more to consider than that.
I agree about the lack of filters and such. However the product is only one year old and still under active development. There are requests outstanding for those sort of improvements which have not been rejected. So hopefully in the future. The file sizes can be a problem but you do have the facility to to adjust the frame size, the frame rate and bit rate to influence the size. What that will do to quality is another matter.
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16 Aug 2011   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

It doesn't have anything to do with FreeMake, but I have been wondering how some videos that I download, such as from Hulu, which are .flv, are smaller in size than anything that I can rip myself, yet the quality is just as good? I have a lot of downloaded full-length movies that are only ~300MBs. If I attempt to target a file of that size, the quality will be shot.
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16 Aug 2011   #14
kado897

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Yes, very strange. I've noticed that too. I've also noticed that some so called HD movies you download are poor quality also. I guess that if you start with really good quality you tend to end up with a reasonable quality no matter how much you compress it.
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16 Aug 2011   #15
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Is it possible to compress a file more than what the typical encoder does within any particular format?
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16 Aug 2011   #16
kado897

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I think the compression is done primarily by varying the frame rate and bit rate. You can also decrease the frequency of "key" frames with some converters.
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16 Aug 2011   #17
seekermeister

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That sounds like the compression is accomplished by removing parts of the video, which is going to effect quality. How about keeping everything and just compressing it closer together?
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16 Aug 2011   #18
kado897

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I don't think you can do lossless compression on videos. have you ever tried zipping one (or any other type). It just doesn't work very well.
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16 Aug 2011   #19
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I'll take your word for it...there is a lot of things that I haven't done. I found a Wikipedia article that said:

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Lossless compression

Some forms of data compression are lossless. This means that when the data is decompressed, the result is a bit-for-bit perfect match with the original. While lossless compression of video is possible, it is rarely used, as lossy compression results in far higher compression ratios at an acceptable level of quality.
Sounds like it would be a waste of time.
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16 Aug 2011   #20
kado897

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LOL. It's just one of the unfortunate facts of life.
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