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What are the proper arguments to ffmpeg to covert an iPhone4 720p video into a similar quality Flash video?

I tried the following which resulted in a low quality Flash video:

ffmpeg -i movie.mov movie.flv

What are the right switches?

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You're very close. Use this instead:

ffmpeg -i movie.mov -q:v 4 movie.flv

Change the q:v parameter to higher values for lower quality and lower file size.

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The sameq option does not ensure the video quality will be the same. – slhck Sep 24 '12 at 21:18

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