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All the codecs I have either result in really big files (for short demos) or they dont work at all on my computer. So whats a good codec to use with this emulator? Size is the main issue, but I also dont want it to look like total crap.
 

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What exactly are you trying to do? If you want to make a video file, then size is going to be a problem since the size of the file depends on the length of the video. I know that VBA has an .AVI out option, but I'm not sure which compression technique it uses (Divx, wmv, wmv3), so I think that your best bet would be to use a program like TMPEGEnc to make the video smaller using a codec that wouldn't sacrifice picture quality.
 

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What exactly are you trying to do? If you want to make a video file, then size is going to be a problem since the size of the file depends on the length of the video. I know that VBA has an .AVI out option, but I'm not sure which compression technique it uses (Divx, wmv, wmv3), so I think that your best bet would be to use a program like TMPEGEnc to make the video smaller using a codec that wouldn't sacrifice picture quality.
VBA let's you pick the codec, but if you really want a small demo and it can be played on VBA, use the movie feature instead. It just saves a state and the key presses. Much smaller.
 

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If you want to record it into a movie that everyone can watch even without VBA, Try divX, it's fairly popular I'd say.
 

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it's very popular... but Xvid is bit better...
only if you know how to correctly use the settings though

everyone new to mpeg4 encoding should simply use DrDivX and then later on maybe try some more advanced stuff


best thing to do would be to save the avi into an uncompressed format (or sth like Yuv12,etc) and then compress it to DivX/Xvid or another codec
 

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Personally I've never liked Xvid, there's something about how it looks that I don't like at all. I guess it's good for TV-viewing of movies though.
 

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I plan on making like a 10 minute video and Divx seems to be the best codec to use (I have "high" and "low" verssions for that but they seem identical) but still I get like 50mb files. I figure 25 should be about right. I gather that if I could record as WMV it would be a much smaller file, even though of course nobody likes WMVs.

I then plan on going back over the video and inserting witty commentary but I havent yet figured out how Im going to do that. Maybe Id have to save as uncompressed first. This second step would require another program, of course.
 

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You can probably get it down to 25 mb fairly easily by changing some setting for divX, you'll have to sacrifice some quality though.
 

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That certainly hasnt been my experience. Using something called DivX MPEG 4 Low-Motion I get a 70mb file with the default settings of:

Keyframe every 10 seconds
Smoothness/Crispness - 100
Data Rate - 910

I change keyframe to zero, smoothness to zero, and Data Rate to zero, I still only get 50mb and the entire video is black.
 

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and what's the resolution of your demo?

from what I can tell you, movies, that have about 8-10 mb/1 minute (video + sound-> mp3 CBR 128 bitrate) look very good :) try to make a setup like that, and resolution? 640x480 is max what you should use
 
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