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Hello, i want to help my mother by digitalize her VHS movies to dvd format to perfectly fit on 4.3gb gbg with my new PVR from hauppauge, but how can i calculate the estimated data bitrate for the movies to be in?

Cause i thought of using the calculating method i use for internet speeds but for movies like this: 4.300.000KB divide by movie duration, divide by 60 sec to get the estimated KB's bitrate.

Or is there other ways to calculate it better?

And also which format is the best for playback on normal dvd players?

M2TS
TS
MP4

I will also be using archsoft showbiz to record with. Or should i use hauppauge's recording program instead?
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    I found a couple of online bitrate calculators: http://www.3ivx.com/support/calculator/ and http://www.videohelp.com/calc.htm.  You can Google "bitrate calculator" for even more. thumb.gif

    As far as formats go, none of the formats you listed will play on a regular DVD player.  DVD players need the video to be in MPEG2/VOB format with a resolution of 720x480 at 30 FPS interlaced (assuming you're using the NTSC video standard).  The M2TS format is for Blu-ray players.  Some Blu-ray players can also play TS and MP4.
 
Edited by Techie007 - 9/6/13 at 9:26am
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Ok, so which program cam i use to convert the final movie to mpeg2 or vob?
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    While most of my video experience is with HD video (M2TS/H.264), I would start by looking through the programs in this list: http://www.videohelp.com/tools/sections/video-encoders-mpg-dvd and http://www.videohelp.com/tools/sections/authoring-dvd?orderby=Type.
    VideoHelp.com also has a forum with people that are much more knowledgeable about video encoding than most in this forum. thumb.gif
 
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WEll, those formats are for bluray players.

I want them to be in MPEG-2 or VOB which is the file types all dvd players can read.
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