Convert an AVI Movie to MPEG-4

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*Drag your AVI Movie into GraphEdit. *Drag your AVI Movie into GraphEdit.
*Delete all filters except the AVI movie and the ''AVI Splitter''. *Delete all filters except the AVI movie and the ''AVI Splitter''.
-[[Image:First-cut.png|thumb|450px|GraphEdit after first cut]]+[[Image:First-cut.png|thumb|600px|none|GraphEdit after first cut]]
*Go to ''Graph > Insert Filters...'' *Go to ''Graph > Insert Filters...''
*Go to ''3ivx Filters'' and insert the <tt>''3ivx D4 Audio Encoder''</tt>, <tt>''3ivx Media Muxer''</tt>, and <tt>''3ivx Video Encoder''</tt>. *Go to ''3ivx Filters'' and insert the <tt>''3ivx D4 Audio Encoder''</tt>, <tt>''3ivx Media Muxer''</tt>, and <tt>''3ivx Video Encoder''</tt>.
*Go to ''DirectShow Filters'' and insert the <tt>''File writer''</tt>. A new dialog should pop up. Insert the name of the file you want to save. (ie: <tt>'''my-movie.mp4'''</tt>). *Go to ''DirectShow Filters'' and insert the <tt>''File writer''</tt>. A new dialog should pop up. Insert the name of the file you want to save. (ie: <tt>'''my-movie.mp4'''</tt>).
*Return to the graph and right click on the first output pin on the AVI Splitter. Select ''Render Pin''. Do the same with the second pin. You should now have a connected graph. *Return to the graph and right click on the first output pin on the AVI Splitter. Select ''Render Pin''. Do the same with the second pin. You should now have a connected graph.
-[[Image:Complete-pipeline.png|thumb|450px|Complete Pipeline]]+[[Image:Complete-pipeline.png|thumb|600px|none|Complete Pipeline]]
*Right click on the ''3ivx Video Encoder'' and select ''Filter Properties''. *Right click on the ''3ivx Video Encoder'' and select ''Filter Properties''.
*Change the bitrate and encoder modes to the appropriate values. If you are unsure what to use, try using the ''Encoder Mode'' <tt>'''Single Pass - Constant Bitrate'''</tt>, and a ''Constant Bitrate'' of <tt>'''150KBytes/s'''</tt>. A higher bitrate will increase the movie quality, but will increase filesize. *Change the bitrate and encoder modes to the appropriate values. If you are unsure what to use, try using the ''Encoder Mode'' <tt>'''Single Pass - Constant Bitrate'''</tt>, and a ''Constant Bitrate'' of <tt>'''150KBytes/s'''</tt>. A higher bitrate will increase the movie quality, but will increase filesize.
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*[http://www.3ivx.com/download/ 3ivx D4] *[http://www.3ivx.com/download/ 3ivx D4]
*[http://home.comcast.net/%7eappleguru/graphedt_october2004.zip GraphEdit] *[http://home.comcast.net/%7eappleguru/graphedt_october2004.zip GraphEdit]
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Before Starting

Make sure you have a copy of 3ivx D4 and GraphEdit

To Convert an AVI Movie to MPEG-4

  • Open GraphEdit
  • Drag your AVI Movie into GraphEdit.
  • Delete all filters except the AVI movie and the AVI Splitter.
GraphEdit after first cut
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GraphEdit after first cut
  • Go to Graph > Insert Filters...
  • Go to 3ivx Filters and insert the 3ivx D4 Audio Encoder, 3ivx Media Muxer, and 3ivx Video Encoder.
  • Go to DirectShow Filters and insert the File writer. A new dialog should pop up. Insert the name of the file you want to save. (ie: my-movie.mp4).
  • Return to the graph and right click on the first output pin on the AVI Splitter. Select Render Pin. Do the same with the second pin. You should now have a connected graph.
Complete Pipeline
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Complete Pipeline
  • Right click on the 3ivx Video Encoder and select Filter Properties.
  • Change the bitrate and encoder modes to the appropriate values. If you are unsure what to use, try using the Encoder Mode Single Pass - Constant Bitrate, and a Constant Bitrate of 150KBytes/s. A higher bitrate will increase the movie quality, but will increase filesize.
  • Right click on the 3ivx Audio Encoder and select Filter Properties.
  • Change the encoding method to appropriate values. If you are unsure what to use, try using the Average Bitrate per Channel method with a bitrate of 64KBits/s. A higher bitrate will increase the audio quality, but will increase filesize.
  • Go to Graph > Play to convert your AVI file to MPEG-4.

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