I just joined this community and hope my question is acceptable since it is quite "noob" like.
I have a .wmv video file that is 1280x720 and causes windows media player to abort after excessive memory usage. I converted like 5 minutes of it to .mp4(x264) and it played nicely.
The file is 1.55gb when i converted the whole thing to mp4(x264) it went to 809mb, using Any Video Converted app. Does this sound like im losing quality or is it because mp4 has better compression ratio?
Do you guys know what is the the best mp4 video codec to output the file to preserve quality if the above is an issue. If i should use a different codec or format please let me know what the best would be to preserve quality?
Also what would the right bitrate setting be for the codecs? My options are (xvid, mpeg4, x264) Bitrate 768? or 4000? (these seem to be default)