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File Transcoding/Conversion

If you want to convert a video from one format to another, it can be done, sometimes fairly easily.

Video file formats, like everything else, rise and fall in popularity. Broadcast TV companies generally use MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 for their playout/broadcast services. Home users have a wide choice of formats available to them, including but not limited to MPEG-1, WMV, Quicktime (which come in various flavours), DivX, and many more. Each has its advantantages and disadvantages.

The secret to a good file conversion is mostly in the source file decoder. Almost all video file end/playout formats reduce filesize by compressing the video in various intricate ways and this generally produces artifacts of one kind or another. The more faithful to the original the decoder renders each frame, the better the result of the conversion will be. This is why I don't like using FFMPEG, or FFMBC

For popular formats such as MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4, and MP4, ComputationalDemonology has automated systems which allows you to upload your source file to us, encode it to your desired format and download it when the job's done, provided you've bought a job credit.

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