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Old Nov 22, 2010, 12:39 PM   #1
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Default converting files to keep hi def quality

i am trying to convert 720p avi files to play a little smoother on PC since it isnt fast enough to play HD. what settings and filetype should convert to in order to keep the quality as hi as possible? i know there will be compression but i want to squeeze every possible inch of resolution out of the conversion. i have been using arcsoft b/c it is idiot proof. i have also used prism vid converter. the trial expired so i was going to try another free program later. any suggestions?
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 9:47 AM   #2
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I don't have much experience with video, so take this with a grain of salt. Converting usually degrades the video, unless you choose a high quality level, and that ends up increasing file size. This doesn't help with smooth playback. There is a freeware program called Media Coder which will transcode fro just about anything to just about anything. It isn't really simple, though. I found the d/l at the MajorGeeks.com website. They have a large list of multimedia software, and it is one of the sites I trust.
What media player are you using, and do you have up-to-date codecs? With some media players, such as MPC, you can change the output renderers to get better playback.

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