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11-17-2002, 07:11 PM
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How do i make the quality of a downloaded movie better? By better i mean sharper so you can see the actors faces far in the background
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11-17-2002, 07:17 PM
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HOW DO I MAKE THE QUALITY OF A DOWNLOADED MOVIE BETTER? BY BETTER I MEAN SHARPER SO YOU CAN SEE THE ACTORS FACES FAR IN THE BACKGROUND
Rule of thumb: Your output quality will never be the same as your input quality. You can try some sharpen filters, but that's about it.
And please, loose your caps. That's equivalent of SCREAMING in computer talk

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11-18-2002, 10:35 AM
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well isint these templetes for increseing the quality of your video files? if u can never do that whats the point?
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11-18-2002, 10:45 AM
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these templates are about making high quality backups of digital video files.
we try to put as much material with the best possible quality on the less space...
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11-18-2002, 10:48 AM
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well isint these templetes for increseing the quality of your video files? if u can never do that whats the point?
Increasing the quality from what reference point? Greater or equal to VCD, yes, with ( KVCD LBR ). Greater, and I mean greater than SVCD, yes with KVCDx3 ( And possibly SKVCD with sharpen )
Better quality than the source?. Never.
There is no encoder that will encode a destination mpeg with higher quality than a source material provides.
The KVCD parameters are designed for very long play times. The LBR template will give you ~120 minutes, while still retain VCD quality. You can only put 80 minutes on a regular 80 minute CD-R encoded as standard VCD.

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11-18-2002, 05:33 PM
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For a standard length movie, the original DivX should be 2 CD's worth. 1-CD DivX movies will typically have fairly poor quality when converted.

As well, you might need to play a bit with the filters. It is very easy to over-sharpen a divx movie, which actually makes the converted file worse (because you are sharpening some of the artifacts!). Using a smoothing filter prior to sharpening (ie., NoMoSmooth/FlexSmooth/Temporal/PeachSmooth followed by Blockbuster) can reduce this problem.

It may be that for divx conversions, no filters is best. I haven't had the time to really compare (though I do know sharpen alone = bad).
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11-19-2002, 10:17 AM
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dbryant,

You should also check this site : http://faq.arstechnica.com.
There a bunch of threads about improving a poor video source.

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