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Download VirtualDub MPEG2 & Use to Compress MPEG2 Videos

Mar 17,2020• Proven solutions

VirtualDub is a free video capture/processing tool for Windows platforms (2000/XP/Vista/7). And VirtualDub MPEG-2 is a modified version of VirtualDub that supports MPEG-2 import originally. However, just as the author said "This software is obsolete and will no longer be updated. For MPEG-2 and WMV support in the latest VirtualDub, try my plugins (MPEG-2 plugin for VirtualDub 1.8.1 or above - by editor)".

Download and Install VirtualDub MPEG-2

You could download VirtualDub MPEG-2 here and extract files to a folder. Now you get a video processing software with MPEG-2 video import supported. To run VirtualDub MPEG-2, double click the VirtualDub.exe.

How to Use VirtualDub MPEG-2 to Compress Large MPEG-2 Videos

VirtualDub-MPEG2 is designed to work with mpeg2 video, such as Digital TV shows, un-encrypted DVD files (*.vob) and these video files are usually in big size. Now you can compress them using VirtualDub MPEG-2.

Step 1: Set Up Video Compression

Open your MPEG-2 video file through File/Open video file..., then go to Video/Compression to bring up the following dialog.

virtualdub mpeg2

As shown above, select the XVID MPEG-4 codec and click Configure button to make Xvid settings.

virtualdub mepg2 tutorial

Note: If Compression is disable, switch to Full processing mode first in the Video menu.

Step 2: Set Up Audio Compression

Audio compression setup is similar to video compression, go to Audio/Full processing mode, and again Audio/Compression to open the dialog, where MPEG Layer-3 is recommended.

Step 3: Start Compressing

Now it's the time to start processing your video, here is how:

  1. Go to the File Menu
  2. Select Save as AVI...
  3. Select where you want to save the AVI and name it.
  4. Click Save.

Conclusion

The VirtualDub MPEG-2 needs some time to compress your video. The larger the video file is, the longer. But VirtualDub MPEG2 is a fast video processing software. Take a cup of coffee and relax. Once finished, use your favorite video player to see the compressing result.

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