Program to compress AVI files

Paul Smith phhs80 at
Tue Jul 15 09:11:25 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 2:41 AM, Tim <ignored_mailbox at> wrote:
>> It is a screencast, taken with a program to capture the screen as a
>> video.
> Which will probably mean that you don't want to drop the resolution
> down, at all.  But, can you drop the frame rate?  Unless the screen cast
> includes live action video, you can probably reduce the frame rate quite
> a lot.
> And what do you want to play the file with?  If it's for others to play,
> you want to use an encoding scheme that they can play back.
> There's all manner of schemes available to you, MPEG (encumbered, but
> widely playable), Ogg Theora (unencumbered, but probably not easily
> viewable if you don't use Linux), and many others.

Thanks, Tim. Since there is no action video, I will reduce the frame
rate, and encoding the screen cast as MPEG, since the other person
uses MS Windows.


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