Lots of stress tonight. Got in some last minute very minor changes to my video that I've been wanting to make and encoding is still a problem but I will manage to send them properly synced if it kills me! ^_^ I almost forgot just how many artifacts and banding and all that good stuff is present within XviD encodes. It can kind of make Blu-Ray footage look like a bad upscale. Considering all the issues I am having, I am starting to panic. I must find an option that is HQ, synced, and
a low file size that is not an MP4 in about 24 hours. Uh... oh.
Apparently back in 2009 I sent a HuffYUV file... I wonder how big that was.
Re-reading what xstylus wrote a few pages back, I saw that 200MB is the limit for online submissions so I may even need to suck it up and actually send my first evar
mail-in entry. =O I'm kind of nervous about sending even my entry form
through the mail...even though it's "guaranteed" to arrive in 3 days... New Hampshire to California by the 11th? D: What is the actual likelihood of that happening?
If I don't send my submission in the mail I have 3 options:XviD:
Have mediocre quality with banding.MPEG-2:
Might have to face different artifacts. Sometimes with MPEG-2 I tend to see a mosquito-noise like effect during the transitions. This is usually in low bitrates, but I'm not sure how high I can go with bitrates and keep it at 1080p while staying under 200mg.MPEG-4:
Pretty good quality, might be able to keep at 1080p and stay under 200MB with minimal artifacts but risk it not playing in sync (especially if I can't figure out how to do the lossless audio thing). I only have one computer to test the sync on right now.
If I send it in the mail I can probably manage to fit a Lagarith on there if I downscale it. I do not have DL disks, just SL.
Everything on my computer is updated... my muxers, encoders, video players, FFDshow and all that. I'm still testing out all the said methods here. The MP4 box GUI has a nifty delay button. I have a feeling that this will help me with my audio in the future! *Crosses fingers* I didn't realize that MP4 had an Audio Lossless Coding option, in fact I thought I had looked that up a few months ago because I wanted to try out PCM audio to find out it's not supported. It was mentioned somewhere in this thread and that might help with this sync too. I have yet to figure out how that's done. I have a lot of reading ahead of me I think.
It's almost 3:00am, so I need a bit of sleep... but I shouldn't. x.x
Also, good luck Chiikaboom! You can do it. Monster drinks, coffee, and some Red Bull may help. XD I think I need one of those in a while too too.Note To Self: Write in AMV Deadlines on calendar a month before the deadline in the future because converting properly takes me forever.
Extra note to self after looking at how long this was: USE JOURNAL MORE!