[FFmpeg-user] Any way to make this 2GB file any smaller?

Gilles codecomplete at free.fr
Fri Nov 15 23:44:16 CET 2013

On Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:56:57 +0100, James Darnley
<james.darnley at gmail.com> wrote:
>Start with this again (always use the highest quality input) and use
>"better" encoding options:
>- slower compression settings
>- lower resolution
>- lower quality
>- different audio format
>- lower audio quality
>- fewer audio channels

Thanks the tips. Using the following, the original 10G MPG file was
compressed down to 1GB, which is good enough:

ffmpeg.exe -i input.mpg -c:v libx264 -b:v 900k -s 640x360 -strict
experimental -c:a aac -ab 192k -ac 2 -ar 44100 -preset slower

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