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02-08-2004, 04:40 PM
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Hey all,

Firstly I must say thanks for the excellent resource that is here. I have been lurking for a while and it has really been a great place to learn about video encoding.

I have successfully used the KVCD format for 2 or 3 movies, and I have to say that I have been enjoying only using 1 CD for the movie rather than 2.

However I have a question regarding mpeg1 vs mpeg 2.

Basically I capture at 352 x 288 and encode this to watch on my dvd player. I would capture at a higher resolution but I don’t have the HDD space or the PC specs. 352 x 288 capture is nice for me 2 hours = 6 gig. I then encode with TMPGenc with the KVCD template and get a relatively nice movie.

Now my question is at 352 x 288 using KVCD is it preferable to encode in MPEG1 or MPEG2?
I have heard many conflicting theories, such as mpeg 2 is better ALWAYS, or mpeg1 is better at lower bitrates.

I would be interested in opinions on whether to use mpeg1 or mpeg2 at 352 x 288.
Also just to point out computability is not an issue my dvd player plays everything thrown at it,

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Originally Posted by Pug
Now my question is at 352 x 288 using KVCD is it preferable to encode in MPEG1 or MPEG2?
With tmpgenc, MPEG1 anytime, whatever the resolution.

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I have heard many conflicting theories, such as mpeg 2 is better ALWAYS, or mpeg1 is better at lower bitrates.
MPEG1 is better et lower bitrate. You see, no reference to the resolution, only bitrate.
The swicth is above 2500, that means taht for kDVD we use MPEG2.
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