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FFmpeg made easy

Jul 15, 2009, 20:32 (0 Talkback[s])

"Encoding is the process of converting information from one format to another. When you ripped your audio CDs, you encoded them to MP3 and were amazed at how small the files were. They were small because the ripper axed away a lot of information to, well, make them small. This was good back in the days of expensive disk space and limited bandwidth for internet streaming.

"Now with terabyte disks on desktops, would you really mind dedicating 100GB to your music collection, if you knew you could make it sound as crisp as a live performance? And with the best encoding tools sitting in your distribution repository, all you need is a little patience to make your music and video sound like you've never heard them before, even on that puny little USB jog-pod."

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