[FFmpeg-user] need help encoding for HTML5 video and iphone

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Tue Feb 5 17:01:59 CET 2013

Antony Peiris <acct_reg <at> fireslug.com> writes:

> I want him to create reasonably high quality versions 
> that I can use as the master source file for creating 
> ogv, webm and mp4 files for the web. What command 
> should I recommend when asking him to do this?

The following are mostly equivalent quality-wise, mpeg4 
should produce smaller files than mpeg1:
$ ffmpeg -i input -qscale 2 -acodec ac3 -ab 640k out.mpg
$ ffmpeg -i input -qscale 2 -vcodec mpeg4 -ab 640k out.avi

(And I am sure you will find mov and mkv equivalents)

Carl Eugen

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