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Old 6 Nov 2005, 12:26 AM   #1
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Just have bought a TARGA DVD-player that should support Xvid...

Will this mean I can convert a normal DVD to XVID ????

Does this mean, you can have better quality using Xvid (mpeg 4) considering over compressing DVD's to DVD's in mpeg-2 ????

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Old 6 Nov 2005, 02:37 AM   #2
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You can convert a normal dvd to xvid but you won't get better quality. IMO with the price of dvd's I would just do a one to one copy of the dvd unless for some reason you want to save as much space as possible. check here in the dvd player section for more info on your dvd player www.videohelp.com
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Thanks at first, but you just metioned the problem.

If a DVD needs little or no compression, I do a dvd to dvd copy, using DVD-RB-PRO with CCE which seems one of the better solution.

But even then some DVD's are so big, compression is off no use, so I asked myself if conversion to Xvid would de the job.

IOW: Gives Xvid better quality/size ratios ???
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xvid does give better compression/size ratio. For dl disks you can use DVD rb pro to re-encode to fit on a regular D5 dvd or you can use dvdshrink to compress/transcode the dvd. If you want an mpeg 4 as your final result I would use xvid (not divx) to encode the dvd to an mpeg 4. Their are some good all in one converters to convert a dvd to an mpeg 4/avi. Look here http://www.videohelp.com/tools?s=30#30. IMO of the programs I have tested FairUse Wizard was one of the better programs
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Thanx a lot !

I'll give it a try, as more and more DVD-players are now supporting Divx.
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I have 2 of the Philips dvp642's anf I love them. Good luck and let us know of your experiences
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By the way, what can you use as audio options on the player and in general ???

I suppose DTS,5.1 are not supported...

But as usual I can be wrong about that.........
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Any audio in a standard dvd should work with mpeg 4/avi. I use to use mp3 at 16bit stereo (app. 128k)but am starting to use ac-3 more than I used to. I would definitely preserve the 5.1 audio especially if you have a surround sound system.
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