I've been using my Winfast 2000 XP Deluxe to capture tv programs in dvd format mpeg2 files. The standard setting for this is 720 x 480, 6000kbps. This has been working well, and I have the tools necessary for editing out commercials, building menus etc, so I really have no need to capture in another format.
My real question is, will increasing bitrate help the quality of the mpeg files? I can increase the bitrate up to 8000 or so without any problems in the playback so far, though when I experiment with these settings, I haven't been capturing for a long period of time. Will there be more problems by increasing the bitrate, audio sync for example? Or will this simply make larger files to no purpose?