I'm a musician, and hobby level web designer. I want to use my ancient version of Videowave (2012, running on XP) to put together promotional videos of excerpts from some of my music performances. This will mostly be to show venue owners in hopes of landing a gig. The audio quality of most of my live recordings stinks anyway, and the result does not have to be super quality. But we all know how multiple generations of format conversion degrades video. Every time you 're-sample" more detail gets lost. Well since most of the video I have available for editing is in MP4 format already, usually at 720i, I'd hoped to output in that same format so it wouldn't get mangled too badly, but no such luck. Videowave 2012 doesn't have much in the way of MP4 options. And if I put the resulting file onto a website for viewing, MP4 is only one of the formats I'll need to convert to (MP4 (H.264), OGG, and WEBM are also popular and wise to include to be HTML5 compatible). Well I know the best answer for conversion is the very popular and powerful FFMPEG tool. But my question is, whats the best output format and combination I should choose from Videowave, so that its most likely to survive through at least another set of conversions.
PS... if there is a way to coax MP4 out of this old Videowave product, maybe with some add-on, that would probably be a great start.
Thanks for any help!
Edited by PeterPan, 12 July 2017 - 11:00 AM.