What kind of tuner do you have? I think you can just choose whatever codec you want with something like a hauppauge.
|Originally posted by bdraw|
I have been dealing with this for awhile now.
I am trying to simply take a show that I have a Transport Stream of and re-encode it to a better format so it doesn't take as much space.
Here is what is important to me.
1. Easy, preferably one step.
2. Edit out unwanted content
3. Use the codec of my choice(Xvid)
|Originally posted by automagic|
Here ya go --
I intend to get this to check it out.
|Originally posted by trbarry|
I prefer a two step method myself.
First, use DVD2AVIT3 on the transport file(s) to create a .d2v index file and the ac3 file. This step runs fast and doesn't make a copy of the video.
Second, use Virtualdubmod/Avisynth/MPEG2DEC3 to remove commercials, mux in the ac3 audio, and encode to Xvid or WM9.
Optional third step. Burn to DVD-R.
|Originally posted by patja|
I wrote a guide describing how I do this. Lately I've been experimenting with xvid and think it may be a better sweetspot for quality/compression than WMV, but it is hard to tell. There's a lot more to tweak with xvid and I'm still learning what all of the impacts are.
Anyways, here's the guide http://www.patjames.com/hdtvtowmv.htm I guess some people find it useful, it's the #1 hit on my site and comes up as the 3rd google hit on hdtv2mpeg
same process for xvid, just pick a different compression codec.