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Old Sep 20, 2007, 1:03 PM   #1
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is there a way to convert a sanyo mpeg-4 format video to a h.264 format with the best results?



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Old Sep 20, 2007, 2:45 PM   #2
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Yes,most video editing software that can read and write MP4files should be able todo that.For example, Sony Vegascan do this.

I'm curious why you want to do this?

If you arelooking for free software, a good one is Squared5's freeStreamclip, use it like so: open original MP4 file then "Export to MPEG-4..." using "H.264 Encoder". Note that if you do "Save as..." type: MP4, then it will save in it's original format without conversion.
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Old Sep 20, 2007, 5:49 PM   #3
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I have a bad feeling this comes from misconception about "H.264 makes the best video", that if you convert whatever other video formats to H.264, the video quality will be magically "boosted" to "the best quality". Good luck!
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 7:27 PM   #4
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no, its not for that... i know that compressing an already compressed file will only make a worst result..

its that i wanted to try the new version offlash 9 that nowshould support h.264 and i only have a bunch of sanyo ca-6 mp4 files :-)

i also wonder if this new player would load mp4 directly.
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Old Sep 26, 2007, 9:30 AM   #5
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if you are a mac user imovie will do the job
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Old Sep 26, 2007, 10:37 AM   #6
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thanks god, no!
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 12:39 PM   #7
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Just for the record, H264 is MPEG4.

So, you should probably be a little more specific about what you're trying to do and why. Like what Sanyo model are you using for starters?
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 7:25 PM   #8
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yes, you are right

mpeg4 is the container for many compressions.

i'm using a sanyo ca-6 but don't know what kind of mpeg4 it creates.

but i need to convert that compression to the h.264 compression


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