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Hi all,

I have some DVDs with footage of a party I went to, and want to encode it to XviD. The DVDs are the usual format (VIDDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS, with IFOs and VOBs.)

Now I used to do alot of XviD encoding, but have been out of the loop for a long time and am not up to date with the latest and greatest encoding techniques (free of course).

So here is what I used to do:

1-Download Donald Grafts's "DGMPEGDec MPEG1/2 Decoder and Frame Server" and "Decomb Filter Package:", plugins for AviSynth.

2-Use the software included in the DGMPEGDec package to create a .d2v file.

3-Write a script for avi synth and feed it into Virutal Dub Mod

3-Do a 2 pass encoding w/ XviD

Assume that I've done everything to optimize the vid quality i.e. QuaterPixel, etc.

Is there a new codec, a better method? The video in question is your standard 480i stuff.

Thanks for the help, I will be greatful
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I would use Divx Personaly. If you use divx pro trial and change then encode quality to best (but slow) it seems to be an almost faultless codec oh and you cna do a second pass if you want. Divx also has a built in bitrate calculator so you can specify the lenght of the video and the file size you want and it will tell you the bitrate
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Download auto gordian knot. It is simple, is a multi threaded aplication, and the instructions are on the website. It is all I use. Get it here. Did I mention it is free and fully functional? You can also use the divx codec with it just make sure it is installed after you instal AGK.
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Download auto gordian knot. It is simple, is a multi threaded aplication, and the instructions are on the website. It is all I use. Get it here. Did I mention it is free and fully functional? You can also use the divx codec with it just make sure it is installed after you instal AGK.

How good is the de-interlacing filter? I want something that will be near flawless.
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You may have to get with more experienced users on the AGK site to give you an answer on that. All I know is I can choose my quality and size output and everything is fairly automatic. It will do a 2 hour movie in about 1 hour.
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