AbsoluteDestiny wrote:a) I think Quu knows how to encode things. He's not a technical guru for no reason you know.
I was never doubting his abilities. I just thought it might be an interesting idea to try.
AbsoluteDestiny wrote:b) not everybody has a PC that can play divx
Which is why it was just an idea, and obviously wouldn't be forced on everyone. (which is also the reason I encode my videos in multiple formats)
AbsoluteDestiny wrote:c) not everyone has a computer (which also rules out vcds)
Again, see above.
AbsoluteDestiny wrote:d) Dropping the resolution wouldnt save you enough bits to double the amount of videos you can store.
It was a rough estimate that would obviously varry video to video.
AbsoluteDestiny wrote:e) I'm not having my videos fucking re-encoded to divx thank you very much. VHS is still superior, has fewer technical issues and is universally accepted (especially as Quu can make tapes in different formats such as PAL)
Thank you oh so much for the mature and informed language you used here. I respect your opinion, but I disagree that VHS is "superior" to all MPEG-4 based codecs. They're designed for different media, so I don't think a fair comparison can be made between them.
If DivX were as poor as you claim. I highly doubt Blizzard would have chosen it for all the Warcraft III cut scenes.
I wasn't trying to make policy, just make a suggestion for future cons. I personally just didn't want to spend $20+ to send my videos to a con I would not be attending, that's all. I like the idea of the Professional contest very much, and I wish more cons did it.
Good luck in the con AbsoluteDestiny.