Author Topic: Converting DV to MKV: which settings  (Read 1755 times)

May 19, 2009, 11:03:17 PM
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Although not all conversion-tools support the DV-avi format (created by MovieMaker/Vista), I found that SUPER works ok. I want to convert the 13Gb/hour movies (SD) to a smaller format without loosing much quality. This is why I wanted to use H.264 for video and MP3 or AC3 for the 2-channel audio. I tried several settings, but so far no good: sometimes the quality is bad (eg. 1500Kbps), and sometimes the quality is good, but the WDTV stutters (4500 Kbps).

Does anyone know which settings provide the best balance?

May 21, 2009, 09:55:10 AM
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first of all it's probably you must deinterlace/ivtc your source (don't know if pal/ntsc)

and..a good approach when is needed quality is to encode with CRF mode

in this way a constant quality will be applied to all movie, with a bitrate very fluctuant

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