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Old 09-19-2006, 08:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just ran a test on MPlayer and Super.

The first 10 minutes of the same movie, ripped/encoded 3 times:

1. Super with recommeded 3GP settings. Output file size: 16,679 kb. Quality score: 75%. A little grainy. Acceptable but not great.

2. Super with recommeded AVI settings. Output file size: 19,787 kb. Quality score: 80%. Slightly less grainy than 3GP. Acceptable.

3. Mplayer encoder with Zro's recommended settings. Output file size: 22,880 kb. Quality score: 95%. Larger screen size. Only a bit more color depth would make this encoder perfect. Best in class.

In all 3 cases, sound and video were a perfect match.

Remember, these file sizes are for 10 minutes of a movie.

Doing the math... for storing more than one full-length movie on a 1GB card, assuming you want to leave space for plenty of songs, you'd need to decide whether to encode 2-3 excellent movies with MPlayer, or 3-4 acceptable movies with Super.

Storage v/s material quality... hmm...

Here's hoping they release the fix for the 2GB card soon!

Last edited by kathrynhr : 09-19-2006 at 08:34 PM.
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