What convert to .avi software after VRD?

pmulquiny

New member
I have been experimenting with lots of software lately regarding video editing..
Only 2 packages can I say I am happy with.

VideoReDo is fantastic for converting my Dvico Fusion HDTV Plus TV captured .tp files to .mpg (was .ts) files after editing out the adds.

ConvertXtoDVD I also have to say is fantastic for taking these .mpg files and creating DVDs.
I tried using the VRD capability and the resulting DVD video quality is just not as good - these are all sports action files - Basketball, AFL Football and Cricket.

But I cannot get as happy with software to convert to Xvid .avi files.
(I don't think my e1400 duo CPU is up to converting to H.264 .mkv) - and I can't really afford the processing time either).
I thought I was happy with AutoGK.
But I have found that some files lose their audio synch, no matter what I try - even though the VRD .mpg synch is fine when played - and they are all recorded using the same card and supplied software.

I have spent hours on this forum and others trying to find the best recommendation for software to convert TV broadcast sport from .mpg to .avi
I can't seem to find anything as good as the other 2 applications - but I must be missing something because there is so much software available, there has to be something that will work for me.

Can anyone help me shortlist the applications I should be trying to covert my sports VRD created .mpg files to Xvid .avi's?
 

phd

Super Moderator
I use PocketDivXEncoder

You should evaluate for yourself.

My criteria is very easy. It has to be quick.

I view the files on a 4" PMP so I am not viewing the output with a critical eye at all.
 

pmulquiny

New member
Thankyou for the reply.
I neglected to mention that I was not creating .avi's for portable devices - but to backup on the hard drive for viewing on the TV.

In the meantime I have solved my problem with AutoGK by changing the Audio Output Type from VBR MP3 to Original.
All the .mpg files I was previously having audio synch issues with after converting to .avi, now have no synch problems when i keep the original audio format.
And although the .avi file sizes are now a bit larger, for my purposes this is not really an issue, as quality is my most important requirement, and I am very happy to be able to stay using AutoGK.
 

bits

New member
Thankyou for the reply.
I neglected to mention that I was not creating .avi's for portable devices - but to backup on the hard drive for viewing on the TV.

In the meantime I have solved my problem with AutoGK by changing the Audio Output Type from VBR MP3 to Original.
All the .mpg files I was previously having audio synch issues with after converting to .avi, now have no synch problems when i keep the original audio format.
And although the .avi file sizes are now a bit larger, for my purposes this is not really an issue, as quality is my most important requirement, and I am very happy to be able to stay using AutoGK.
If your most important requirement is quality....then why are you converting your mpegs to avi? The 'best' quality is always going to be as recorded!
 

Mike1959

New member
If your most important requirement is quality....then why are you converting your mpegs to avi? The 'best' quality is always going to be as recorded!
agreed...I too opted to try converting from mpeg to avi and although I saved in file size it was clear the quality did suffer in the longrun.
I stick with mpegs no matter what now and save the expense of additional software.
 
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