>I used Cinepak compression at medium - high quality (you can play with the
>quality setting with a trade off of file size vs. quality). I used Media
>Cleaner Pro for the compression.
Instead of Cinepak, if you purchase the full version of QuickTime 3 (or
have System 8.5, which I think includes the full version), you can use
Movie Player of Media Cleaner Pro to compress the video with Sorensen codec
instead of Cinepak. It's a quite slow compression process, but the end
result looks really nice, and has a higher compression ratio than Cinepak.
Sorensen looks at least twice as good as Cinepak - I believe it's an
adaptive compression technique, which varies the data rate as needed.
Todd - one question. At what data rate are you compressing in order to
play from your RAM disk?
R i c h a r d P o v a l l
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