MPEG2 or MPEG4 for video capturing and record on dvd

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Pete, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Newbir question:

    I have brought a TV tuner card with video capturing for my PC. I want
    to capture some TV programs and record them on DVD or CD to be played
    on both normal and HDTV.

    Question:

    Which format should I use? I have been suggested to use Mpeg2, Mpeg4,
    DiVX. What are the pros and con of each format for my purposes?

    Thanks for helping!
     
    Pete, Nov 26, 2003
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  2. To be compatible, use MPEG2 for DVDs, MPEG1 for VCDs. Anything else may not
    play in most machines
     
    Shaw Goh \(At Home\), Dec 5, 2003
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  3. Pete

    Keith Clark Guest

    Some newer models will play Divx and Xvid, which can give you excellent quality
    with much smaller files than mpeg-2. A guy I know at work just bought this one
    and he said it played the Divx and Xvid CDs I gave him just fine.

    http://www.pcclub.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=A1546968
     
    Keith Clark, Dec 5, 2003
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