The old DivX 3.20a codec still offers the best video quality.
Limited options for settings with DivX 3.20a codec.
Before starting to encode a movie, the optimum video and audio data rate should be set. Make no compromises on the video resolution: Full PAL or NTSC resolution is a must . Finally, the days of wobbly sequences in postage-stamp size are over. A good balance between video quality and data rate at full PAL or NTSC resolutions can be achieved if the video data stream is set at a maximum of 1500 kBit/s. For the DivX 3.20a codec this means that at 187.5 kB/s of video, about 67 minutes fit on a CD-ROM - although still without an audio signal. With an audio portion (data flow audio+video at 203.5 kB/s), assuming a constant data rate, about 62 minutes of high-quality film fit on a CD with 735 MB of capacity. Skimping on the data rate of the audio signal is also not advisable. Stereo sound with 128 kBit/s at a 44.1 kHz sample rate provide sound that is comparable with that of an audio CD.
- The New Flask 4.1/DivX 4.01 Codec, Continued
- Source: DVD Film Or MPEG-2 Video
- Source: DVD Film Or MPEG-2 Video, Continued
- Concentrated PC Power Needed!
- Data Press: 735 MB For 65 Minutes Of Video
- A Tough Choice: DivX 3.20a Codec Still Better Than DivX 4.01 Codec
- A Tough Choice: DivX 3.20a Codec Still Better Than DivX 4.01 Codec, Continued
- Fine Adjustments: Resolution, Detail And Filter
- Format Ratio: 16:9 Or 4:3
- Post-Processing: Brightness And Volume
- Summary: DivX 4.01 Codec Not Yet Perfect - Flask 4.1 Is The Best Version