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Difference Between AVI and MPEG?


rriehl71

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Here is the difference:

 

.AVI files are better quality at about the same file size (a little bit bigger I think), but you have to render them in a higher resolution to see the results.

 

.MPEG files are also good, but not as good as .AVI

 

Naturally, In EMC8, some .AVI files are unsupported, considering how great the product description looked. So if your going to use this "awsomn" program, stick to the crappy files, because at least you'll know the program will function.

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Here is the difference:

 

.AVI files are better quality at about the same file size (a little bit bigger I think), but you have to render them in a higher resolution to see the results.

 

.MPEG files are also good, but not as good as .AVI

 

Naturally, In EMC8, some .AVI files are unsupported, considering how great the product description looked. So if your going to use this "awsomn" program, stick to the crappy files, because at least you'll know the program will function.

What type of avi files have you had problems with? Please clarify 'unsupported'.

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I always import in AVI.
AVI is just a 'container' for video formats. Since there are many different types, you need to be specific.

 

DivX and Xvid are highly compressed video formats that use the AVI container. Visually, some say they are better or as good as MPEG even though the files are compressed more (therefore smaller in size). For editing, probably the worst format.

 

However if you are capturing from a digital camcorder, the default capture format is DV AVI which is the highest quality because it is the LEAST compressed. For example, DV AVI takes about 13gig per hour. MPEG2 about 4.4 gig per hour at 8Mbps.

 

MOST video editors were designed to edit DV AVI which makes editing much faster when using that format. MPEG 2 files can be problematic because of the way they are compressed (quite complex where one frame compression depends on the frame before and/or after). MPEG 2 files must be uncompressed on the fly for editing which slows things down.

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