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Re: [vox-tech] Video File Format

On Sat, May 20, 2006 at 11:44:48PM -0700, Alex Mandel wrote:
> I was always under the impression that .avi was a fairly standard and 
> easy to use format for video, most of what I download from the web is in 
> this format. But I'm finding editing with Avi's in linux to be a pain. 
> What formats do people recommend encoding to if I want to edit in linux. 
> I have tools in windows to convert to just about whatever I want I'm 
> just not sure what a great choice is.
> In the end I probably want to create downloadable files and author Dvds 
> in cross platform compatibilty.
> Suggestions, experiences?
> Alex

Open standards are best. AVIs are fine, except that almost all of them
get done using proprietary codecs, which ruins it.

MPEG-2 is probably the way to go, especially if you're planning on
authoring DVDs (which use MPEG-2).

Micah J. Cowan
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