My first post. I am both a Newbie and a Silver Surfer, though owning a Computer for many many years now I'm not completely ignorant!!. What started this off was that my Grandsons have a full set of the three Lord of The Rings DVD's (Extended edition - two DVDs per film). I had the thought that perhaps I could merge the two DVD's onto one so they wouldn't have to change DVDs halfway through a film.
This has opened a whole and exiting new world for me researching what I might do. Eventually finished up trying Divx and bought Divx Pro 7.0. I have succeeded in producing one DVD with both originals by compressing them with Divx, but resulting DVD was very disappointing.
There appears to be a lot of pixillation - right word? when rapid movement occurs, or with dark backgrounds and some backgrounds appear blurred. For example bushes appear as though they are covered in moss!!. The original DVDs are ok and display none of the divx problems so what am I doing wrong? Am I using the wrong software, is it the onset of dementia? have I bitten off more than I can chew? am I using HD standards instead of normal ? I would love to be able to do this. I have put a Divx film onto CD (a first for me!!!) with the same results.
I have a Toshiba LCD 32" WL66, with a Denon DVD1730 connected via HDMI for upscaling to "near HD quality") which plays Divx no problem. I have a Shuttle PC with AMD Sempron 3000 using Windows XP, with 2GB of RAM two HD's of 250GB each (one external) and a Philips DVDR 1648
Now well and truly bitten by this bug any advice will be gratefully received.