I'm an old guy (66) who works as a computer forensic examiner for several law enforcement agencies. I have learned (from your forums) that age and experience counts for little when entering the world of a/v conversion, encoding and recording. "Nuff ramblin'...
I have a H/D full of old movies, all in .avi format. Normally, I use ConvertXtoDVD to convert them and burn them to DVD (with an HPdvd740) and they are great. One movie (which I processed yesterday) plays perfectly with MediaPlayer as an avi file, perfectly with Nero as a converted DVD file, but stutters like a palsied jackhammer on any regular DVD player.
I read about using FAVC with the included HCenc and I understood that part, somewhat.
What are PAL and NTSC video files and what is the difference between them? I understand that NTSC > PAL = "stuttering". Is this correct?
If the original video speed is 29.97 f/s (frames per second?) and I use GSPOT to find that out, where does that leave me?
After I convert an avi to dvd, I have 2 folders; AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. When I look in Explorer, the AUDIO_TS folder is empty (hidden files?) and the VIDEO_TS folder contains two .BUP, two .IFO and two .VOB files. What are these and how to they relate to each other?
OK, I've been enough of a pain in the nether region for today. Maybe you can point me towards a "DVD Files for REAL Dummies" book. Thank you, everyone, for putting up with my abysmal ignorance.