Thanks I'll try the VLC player.
I use a sony vx-2000 minidv camcorder.
I have captued, (with firewire) edited and output to DVD using Adobe Premiere.
I think Adobe premiere uses the DV codec to capture and edit.
When i made DVD's I was uisng mpeg2 codec with high quality setting. The resulting DVD's played back through my older Blu-ray player (which upconverts) look ok. Of course not as smooth and colorful as original captured file played back on the HDTV with the computer hooked up directly to tv (Using tv as mnonitor)
I have also played with encoding to mpeg2 with maximum constant bitrate and progressive output. Stored this on a usb stick and played through my HDTV directly. This file looks ok again, but not as good as original.
So my questions are:
1. Is there a loseless codec that can be used to encode, and play back through a video processor?
2. If I capture in DV codec and play those files through my computer, (With TV hooked up as monitor), what is doing the scaling? Is the media player on the computer doing the deinterlace and upscaling?
3. Is there a deinterlace and upscaling program I can use on the computer (upscaling not avaliable in my version of premiere), keeping the file in DV format, then play this back using the computer and Tv as monitor?
4. Same quesiton as 3, but maybee deinterlace, upscale and encode to some viewable format, then play back directly on TV.
5. As an aside, Is capturing with DV codec, and storing these files be a good archiving method? Will playback, and editing of DV codec files be supported in the future? - Or is it better to not expend the effort to capture all these tapes now until an archival method is avaliable?
Thanks very much.