Originally Posted by dr0s
hudsonmike, the question of which format and container to use can provoke religious wars. It depends a bit on what you mean by "best". The best compression is none (of something lossless, like huffyuv), but in your file's case compression is unlikely to be the bottleneck for image quality. OTOH, something like h264 in a Matroska container works great and is very efficient, but the Philips doesn't read Matroska.
I tend to use DivX, not because it is at all cutting-edge, but because it is very standard, the Philips player handles it very well, and software like Dr. DivX makes it a no-brainer to use. You might find the tips at 100fps
useful. - DR
Dr Divx can not open my stream (it was created by VLC using dump RAW input to file). The VLC codecs are described in my OP. When I open that file in Windows Media, it tells me that the video and audio codecs are Windows Media 9. Also I don't need then entire stream, I want a portion of it.
1. So first I need to transcode it in VLC?
2. Then I need to use VLC to extract a portion of output of step 1?
3. The I can work with Dr DivX and output of step 2?
If so, then I am not clear on steps 1 and 2. what codecs and container should I use in VLC, since it is an intermediate step? I guess the less trans-coding the better, right? Can/Should VLC (or any other tool) make something usable by Phillips 5960, in one step, as opposed to the convoluted sequence above?
Thanks in advance again...
not trying to start any wars (especially religious)