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Neuros OSD => Neuros OSD - Tips, Tricks, and Hacks => Topic started by: tkos on December 14, 2008, 08:18:25 am

Title: Transcoding
Post by: tkos on December 14, 2008, 08:18:25 am
So I have been playing around with transcoding my OSD MP4 files into something a bit smaller and more portable, hopefully something like the XVID codec. I am by no means an expert on transcoding but I can't seem to use any of the tools out there to produce a smooth, nicely compressed movie file. They are always choppy or the sound falls off.

I guess mostly what I am looking for are the settings other people might use if they are also transcoding their OSD MP4 files. Many thanks in advance.

Title: Re: Transcoding
Post by: JoeBorn on December 14, 2008, 07:56:10 pm
There's a customized version of WinFF, you can find on ( Courtesy of (  it's basically a version of winFF that's targeted to produce files that play well on the OSD.  It's also worth noting that if you are transcoding VOB files from DVDS, handbrake ( works well, if you just change to the h.264 setting to MPEG-4 (everything else can be left at the defaults).  Keep asking if you have trouble, I found learning this stuff to be very miserable and I'd like to spare you the trouble if possible.


Title: Re: Transcoding
Post by: tkos on December 15, 2008, 05:49:09 am
This WinFF converter is a great little tool. I tried WinFF in the past but the main version and there were too many options. I like the output so far and will continue to experiment with it. Also, hopefully it will help me more easily work with the file in other ways.

Title: Re: Transcoding
Post by: tkos on December 15, 2008, 01:31:36 pm
This tool is really good and so simple to use. I think it really needs to be more  prominently available to OSD members. I have been searching for quite awhile and never came across this. Perhaps this should at least be in a sticky or something?

Title: Re: Transcoding
Post by: greyback on December 15, 2008, 06:41:12 pm
Good idea. Stickied.

Title: Re: Transcoding
Post by: richiegt on December 16, 2008, 09:14:19 am
I like to use xvid as a standard. The files are fairly small and the quality is acceptable. My media server reads them and can stream them wirelessly.

Here is the converter I use, Easy, easy, easy.

What I could use is an easy way to join 2 of the OSD files. Some the football games I save go over the 4 hour/gig limit. I would like to join them and burn to dvd.

Title: Re: Transcoding
Post by: Frenchie Newbie on December 17, 2008, 03:39:42 am

FYI, the neuros profiles are not only in the custom version of WinFF but also in the regular one. Thus you can benefit from the regular updates.


Title: Re: Transcoding
Post by: JamesBaud on December 27, 2008, 12:07:36 pm
Check out MediaCoder ( ( Allows you to transcode to all kinds of different formats, and it's open source.

Title: Re: Transcoding
Post by: powermta on August 27, 2017, 03:46:24 pm
This is a good one if you ask me