[FFmpeg-user] Reducing video file size

Morten W. Petersen morphex at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 18:36:13 EET 2019

Which codec gives the lowest size?

Let me ask in a different way, how can I encode a video to the smallest
possible size, while still discerning some movement?



man. 4. nov. 2019, 17:29 skrev Moritz Barsnick <barsnick at gmx.net>:

> On Mon, Nov 04, 2019 at 17:14:07 +0100, Morten W. Petersen wrote:
> > I find your feedback annoying. Please stop.
> You asked for feedback, please don't tell anyone to stop. ;-)
> Honestly, you are asking about basics of video encoding in general, not
> about ffmpeg. There are much better places to read up on this.
> This is why your input is too hazy:
> We might tell you that you can use a more efficient codec, such as
> HEVC. You might come back and tell us "my device can't play that" or
> "encoding takes way too long".
> We might tell you to reduce resolution. You might come back and tell us
> "but all the details are gone".
> We might tell you to reduce the bitrate. You might come back and tell us
> "but the quality is really horrible".
> You need to be more precise in what you want to achieve (and perhaps
> why).
> Cheers,
> Moritz
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