[FFmpeg-user] Shrinking video files

Cecil Westerhof Cecil at decebal.nl
Mon Apr 3 20:18:55 EEST 2017

On Monday  3 Apr 2017 16:41 CEST, Cecil Westerhof wrote:
> Maybe I could set crf back to 24 or 23 and use slow or slower. It
> will still be small (I think) and the quality would be better. I
> could do the conversion in a batch.

Slower would have taken forever. So I cancelled that.

I tried it then with:
    -vcodec libx265 -crf 23 -af volume=3 -preset fast

It took almost two hours, but it looks very good and the size is only
115 MB. So I think the organisation cannot complain. :-D

When converting everything I probably cannot use my computer for a
day, but I can live with that. Or I could do it just only at the
moments that I do not (really) need the computer and it takes a little

Cecil Westerhof
Senior Software Engineer
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/cecilwesterhof

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