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Which Encoder should i use?????

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by roylee77, Aug 4, 2006.

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  1. roylee77

    roylee77 Thread Starter

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    hi

    i am using winavi 7.6. i have a list of endless encoders and codecs to use when encoding a movie.

    What i would like to know is which is the best one to use, also taking into consideration i want it playing on most dvd players etc

    hope you can help me

    thanks
     
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    There are quite a few applications that will automatically convert and burn most any video file (regardless of format, profile or codec) to a recordable DVD for viewing on a standard DVD player. That said, the "proper" output profile for optimal quality would be a "DVD compliant" MPEG2 (for example), MPEG2, 720x480 (NTSC), 2000 - 8000 min/max Kbps VBR or similar.

    Some of the more recent versions of video conversion software make it easy by including a variety of pre-defined output profiles from a dropdown menu (VCD, SVCD, DVD HQ, DVD LQ, VOB, etc.) and if desired, the user has the ability to modify settings.

    There are many apps to choose from, most of which offer a trial version for evaluation. I've had very good results with "AVS Video Tools" (version 5.3) which costs about $30 and performs all of the above mentioned functions.

    http://www.avsmedia.com/VideoTools/
    http://www.avsmedia.com/VideoTools/index.aspx

    -Mike
     
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    Interesting link, but those folks tend to be a bit nuts. :)

    If you are looking on a smallish screen and using a cheap DVD player (the Philips 642 comes to mind) you probably won't be able to see any difference anyway, hence Nero's encoder (always slammed) or VSO's products will usually do a decent job.

    If you want to play with some free stuff try this app:

    http://www.erightsoft.com/S5E01.html
     
  5. thecoalman

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    :eek: Well it's a fair objective comparison, eye of the beholder I say. If it's good enough for you it's good enough for me.

    The smaple DV clip used in those comparisons is avaialble for download. See how Nero stacks up. ;)
     
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