2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2012 1:55 PM by elmerlang
elmerlang Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi

On Archive.org are films with different versions one can download. I'm trying to make a choice of which version is best to use with FCPX. Often there is the choice between a "HiRes MPEG 4" and "MPEG 2". Invariably, the "HiRes MPEG 4" version is a smaller, sometimes way smaller, file than the "MPEG 2" version.

 

I've sometimes downloaded both versions and visually it's not so clear.

 

Do you think it's true that the smaller, so-called "HiRes MPEG 4" is a superior video than the "MPEG 2"? If so, why?

 

Btw, would converting whichever I choose to a more friendly format using MPEG Streamclip be smart?

 

elmer


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