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Old 18. Sep 2011, 01:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default best compression of avi files in Windows

I need to copy avi files to DVDs in Windows. What's the best compression format to use, zip or rar?

Or, are avi files already compressed so much that any further compression would be largely redundant?

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Old 18. Sep 2011, 02:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Archiving video files barely makes any difference, the best you can do is to encode and/or split them.
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Old 18. Sep 2011, 11:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Archiving video files barely makes any difference, the best you can do is to encode and/or split them.
I never even heard of encoding. I'll take a look at that.

Thanks for your kind help.
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I never even heard of encoding. I'll take a look at that.
Worth bearing in mind that encoding an AVI to a more compressed format will inevitably result in some loss of quality which can not be recovered by converting back to AVI.
If your intention is to archive precious movies this needs to be considered.
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