While it’s Halloween and we’re embracing our fears, I’d like to chat about encoding video. When you look at all the setting choices that you have, it can be downright intimidating. I recently had the chance to speak with the wonderful Machinimist extraordinaire, Paul Marino, about this very topic and he set me straight.
There are a couple of programs that you can use to encode SL-friendly Machinima. The first being Quicktime Pro. It runs roughly 30 USD and gives you some quick and easy options. Since I’m running the Ed Wood Festival this year, I’m using it to re-encode every video in Quicktime MOV H.264 compression with AAC 48khz, Stereo, 160kbps audio.
Another handy program is something that Frank Dellario, ILLBixby Cerveau of the ILL Clan, recommend. It’s called Super C, because it has the copyright symbol after Super. It’s totally free, but can be daunting because of the sheer amount of options in it. It also has a hard to find download link, so keep your eye out for it.
Do you have a program you’d like to recommend, or specific settings that you like to use? Leave a comment!