What program to use to encode dvd to divx/xvid

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  1. hansrijf

    hansrijf sh! it stinks Folding Team

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    I own a couple of dvd's of the tv show ALF that I want to convert to divx/xvid. I have been thumbling around with virtualdub but can't get a satisfying result. The converted movie is blurrie, yellow and I see "stripes" when people move fast (artefacts?)

    Can anyone recommend a good (simple) freeware tool to encode into divx/xvid (which is better anyway?) and what settings to use? We have the PAL tv-system here in NL, but I have noticed that when I convert the NTSC dvd to PAL the picture stutters... My tv handles NTSC quite well, as does my dvd player.

    O, just one more thing: I do not want to recode the entire dvd, just a few VOB files. So the program must be able to recode individual VOB files.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    check www.videohelp.com... it's a great site for video conversions, rip, etc, and has a tool (software) index

    your problem with vdub seems weird... are u using the lastest stable version of the program/codec?


    as for the program recoding only certain clips of the dvd, you should rip them first (dvd decripter is good and free) and then choose the ones you want to re-encode
    oh, and you shouldn't have any issues changing ntsc to pal (still, if your tv supports ntsc you should leave the videos that way)
     
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  3. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I always use www.doom9.org it's the best site I've found for all this kind of info/downloads.

    Not that any of it is for illegal purposes!
     
  4. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    yeah... i forgot about it, but doom9 is also very good
     
  5. hansrijf

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    Thanks for the answers so far. Yes I use the latest stable build of vdub (as far as I know, think it's 1.5.2).

    I will check the sites!
     
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  7. hansrijf

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    Thanks, seems like I did not have the newest version after all. Downloaded it, "installed" it. Will try tomorrow.
     
  8. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    the easiest program is probably autogk.

    regarding the artefacts, seems like the video is interlaced. you will need to deinterlace before encoding, which is something autogk can do

    xvid
     
  9. hansrijf

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    Thanks. Downloaded and installed autogk, running a conversion to xvid right now but can't find the deinterlace option...
     
  10. hansrijf

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    oeps, after I RTFM I found the secret combination....

    Autogk really made the best XVID's so far. Even the artefacts (?) are gone, real smooth picture.

    This
     
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