The only way to do it with really good results with H264 I guess is to set
the Keyframes to 1 so basically you just get a stream of I-Frames (as in
fully encoded stills). Basically an Intra file, a file with a GOP of 1
(group-of-pictures). Wherever you host it though is going to reencode it
with a longer GOP, but vimeo will at least allow you to make the original
file downloadable. The file will have to be very large though compared to a
normal H264 encoded file, as you'll need to set a high bitrate to make sure
you're not starving the I-Frames. For example the AVC-Intra flavour of H264
has a fixed bitrate (CBR) of 100Mbps. I shoot an Intra format with my
camera that tends to be around 120-140Mbps, but I'm not making single frame
films so I can re-encode with a much longer GOP.


On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 2:36 AM, Jon Perez <jonmpe...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I've never had much luck with this same issue and I've tried many many
> ways. It's more of a problem with the compression algorithm of the h.264
> codec itself rather than some specific parameter you can tinker with
>
> Try adjusting the number of key frames used in compression.
>
> What program are you using to compress to the h.264(.mp4)? What (digital)
> format are you starting from?
>
> -Jon Perez
>
>
>
> On Sep 16, 2012, at 9:22 PM, Pip Chodorov <framewo...@re-voir.com> wrote:
>
> > You could ask Jeff Scher - he posts mostly single-frame films on the
> > NYTimes website.
> > http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/author/jeff-scher/
> >
> > At 18:08 -0700 16/09/12, ev petrol wrote:
> >> hey folks
> >> has anyone found a good way to compress a film with a lot of single
> >> frames for the web?
> >> had a go here, followed the specific vimeo compression suggestions:
> >> vimeo.com/moiratierney/are-we-there-yet
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