It’s funny how solutions to problems can come from unexpected sources. I have had a login for Sourceforge for years now. They sent me a survey for the best software for 2008. The survey had a multimedia category. SCORE! So I checked out what’s in the line up.
Media Coder http://mediacoder.sourceforge.net/
Talk about exceedingly complex! There are about a trillion option combinations in that software. But, it can trim my HD files down to size, and a test upload to the video websites shows that the aspect ratio is kept! Best off all, it looks like I can save presets and run it against entire folders – batch processing of my videos.
So, without any further ado, here is round two of the video comparisons.
This uploaded video is a down-sampled rip to mp4 of the original 1080p .mov with a new image size of 480X272.
Google Video http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3798221520686157929&hl=en
Again, let me know which one you like the best!