Re: Video capture file is huge
* Cyrus Patel <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Hi all,
> I captured a video sequence from my television card using xawtv and it created
> an avi file that was 140M big and it only went for a few seconds and its
> resolution was not that big.
> Can I possibly compress this to a more managable size?
Later, yes, but MPEG2 encoding in software is too slow for realtime.
I played a while ago with:
bttvgrab -w 640 -o pmm-good -g logfile -Q -d d
The pmm format may be even more uncompressed than avi.
Convert to MPEG (needs mpeg2encode, AFAIK)
bttvconvert -w 640 -o mpeg-1 -l 142 -s output.pmm -d d -Q -c log
The bttvgrab homepage possibly has more info:
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