Best Quality DVD to DviX or Xvid Conversions

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by neworder7, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. neworder7

    neworder7 Guest

    Best Quality DVD to DviX or Xvid Conversions

    Hi Can someone tell me which codec is going to give me the best viewing
    quality when I convert my DVD's to DviX or Xvid as at the moment
    I've started to convert my copy of Friends to DviX using ImTOO DVD
    Ripper Platinum 4 and they seam block on my LG L1740PQ TFT. Would I be
    better off using Xvid, Flask or DviX Create.

    Im looking for image quality and don't mind if it takes a bit more
    space on my HD to get it. At the moment 30mins comes out to 260-290megs
    using ImTOO DVD Ripper and DviX.

    Any help would be great.
     
    neworder7, Apr 7, 2006
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    ByTor Guest

    AutoGK............Better of with Xvid in my opinion.
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    ByTor, Apr 7, 2006
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    RS Guest

    DIVX and Xvid are the codecs, the rest of the software is just tools
    that use the codec in one way or another.

    GordianKnot or AutoGordian Knot for Divx or Xvid encodes has worked
    quite well for me. Your still going to get about 200Meg+ for 30 min if
    you want a high quality encode. You can save some space by cranking the
    sound down to Mp3 quality.

    There are good tutorials for GordianKnot explaining how to tweak the
    settings for your own preferred results.
     
    RS, Apr 7, 2006
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    Randy Guest

    GK and AGK are both excellent but I believe (I may be wrong) they will
    convert your audio to stereo (2 channel).
    I you want to maintain the 5.1 sound you might want to consider Avi.net or
    SimpleDivx. Both are free and will convert to Divx, Xvid and H264.

    Good luck.
     
    Randy, Apr 8, 2006
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    franky Guest

    agk has the option to leave the audio in ac3 format
     
    franky, Apr 8, 2006
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    Chrisjoy Guest

    agk has the option to leave the audio in ac3 format

    And if I want to keep AC3 soundtrack and encode picture
    using H.264 and get picture part of avi to be about 1/2 half
    of the original, what are my choices?
     
    Chrisjoy, Apr 8, 2006
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    Randy Guest

    Then you would want to use SimpleDivx.
     
    Randy, Apr 8, 2006
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    Bob Guest

    AGK preserves subtitles after a fashion. What other XviD converters do
    that?
     
    Bob, Apr 8, 2006
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    Bob Guest

    Auto Gordian Knot.

    Do XviD conversion. The ILO DVDR05MU1 with ver 6.10 firmware will play
    XviDs but not DivX. The author of AGK recommends XviD.
     
    Bob, Apr 8, 2006
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    support Guest

    support, Apr 9, 2006
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    NoNoBadDog! Guest

    Why not go with the DivX encoder, available from www.divx.com? Why go with
    a third party app? The DivX encoder has much more flexibility, better
    quality, and is less expensive; since it is from the originator of DivX, it
    will guarantee compatibility with DivX hardware, something many, if not
    most, third party programs cannot offer.

    Bobby
     
    NoNoBadDog!, Apr 9, 2006
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    Bob Guest

    My ILO DVDR05MU1 with Ver. 6.10 firmware will play AVIs encoded with
    XviD. It won't play DivX encoded AVIs. I suspect the reason is because
    XviD is free and DivX is not.

    Most bit torrents are XviD encoded. When not, I use Auto Gordian Knot
    to convert DivX to Xvid. I use the same file size as the original and
    do 2 passes. The quality is actually better with XviD.
     
    Bob, Apr 9, 2006
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