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    Re: HOWTO: Proper Screencasting on Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.46 View Post
    Hi verb3k,

    Thanks for the great guide . A small query about Example 4: had you considered using the FFmpeg native 'Xvid' (MPEG-4) encoder rather than the external xvid library? Some details here:

    3.10 How do I encode Xvid or DivX video with ffmpeg?

    In my experience the FFmpeg version looks better and runs faster, but I would be interested to hear the experiences of others with this...

    All the best,

    Actually I hadn't
    I hardly encode anything to MPEG-4 ASP, so for the sake of the guide I went straight to xvid because I thought FFmpeg's ASP encoder wasn't as good as xvid, which turned out to be a surprise. Your comment triggered my interest to do a small comparison and the result was that they were visually very close, I couldn't make out any real difference between the two. The internal encoder had a huge edge in speed as you said. I will perhaps update the guide with a fifth example. (xvid's presence is a must to assure those who want nothing but "xvid" )

    Thanks for your useful suggestion,
    Last edited by verb3k; March 8th, 2010 at 07:22 AM.
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