I would like to know more about encoding and how it SHOULD be done (I allready know somewhat but it aint sufficent).
I tried to make an unofficial encode through a submission (since a lot of people want to watch a video rather than a watching a submission playback) and since I have 100/100 Mbit I will gladly provide and host unofficial encodes if this is appreciated.
Here is basically the steps I have tried (Snes9x 1.43) using ffdshow.
* Load the ROM into the emulator.
* Pause the ROM.
* Play movie from submission file.
* Select Record AVI from the menu.
* Change from Full Frames (Uncompressed) to ffdshow Video Codec.
* Configure -> Here I've selected H.268 codec (I think it was default).
* Unpause and wait for submission to finish.
The video encoding seems to work perfectly and this gets a ~20 minute submission down to ~700 MB rather than 10 GB uncompressed.
But then there is the Audio which I havn't tried yet but I don't think this can be done at the same time the submission is playing back (The avi is being recorded) but afterwards.
Anyhow, what I'm trying to get at is that I'd like a more complete guide with guidelines to settings / encoding type and if you feel like it please explain the approach to encode(?) Audio with ffdshow too.
I'm using Windows which I intend to use for video encoding but I have a Debian GNU/Linux with ffdshow installed as well. I want to use the Windows box for video encoding since the cpu is a lot faster than on my *nix box. Then the Audio I havn't decided wether to encode this on the win box or *nix box yet, not sure how long this process takes.
But in the end the *nix box will host the movie(s) nonetheless since that's where my http daemon is installed.
So, to summarize this thread up:
I would appreciate a guide, preferably for both win and *nix, that explains encoding video and audio using ffdshow along with encoding guidelines for settings and what codec to use for video and audio.
I've searched the forum but can't find any thread that explains this, nor did I find anything under Articles.