CDVD Mobile - 350Mb/hour and good quality

vbimport

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Posted on Slysoft’s forums, but got no answer…

I’ve seen TV epsiodes from P2P sources, the majority of them are about 350Mb in size, 608x336, ffmpeg XviD 4 video, and 128kbps MP3 audio. They are excellent quality - I mean practically DVD quality on my 19" screen (when scaled up 200%) they are usually from HD sources.

So I just tried to encode a DVD at 640x360 DivX and moved the quality slider to 17, so it came to about 700Mb (2 hour DVD instead of 1 hour TV should be twice the size) using CloneDVD Mobile latest version. The quality was awful, I mean 1980’s game console blocky quality!

As I understand it Mobile uses ffmpeg/mencode to make DivX’s (actually XviD) too, so why the big quality difference, are the TV episodes 2 pass or using some hidden setting that improves the quality so much, they’re using the same encoder, not DivX6 or anything, and it’s not as if Mobile is fast - took 45mins on a 1.5Gb/3GHz P4HT, and then there’s the audio-sync issues…

What software do these people use to create such fabulous results, it’s obviously not CloneDVD Mobile.