Low Quality dvds made with ConvertX3

I’ve been trying to use use Converxtodvd3 to convert and burn some .avi files that I have. I’m putting two per disk (4.5 gig dvds) for about 2 hours total.

Problem is that the final dvd doesn’t look very good. The main problem is a sort of “blurriness” when there’s any movement. It can get distracting. Pic related. Any help?

Source videos

  1. Framerate: 29
    Datarate: 1806
    Size: 700 MB
    Resolution: 720 x 480

  2. Framerate: 29
    Datarate: 3849
    Size: 1.5 gigs
    Resolution: 1280 x 720

ConvertX settings:

Highest Quality. Never De-interlace. Automatic for everything else.

Is there something that I’m screwing up with the resolution? :sad:

Someone suggested somewhere that I find a program that uses two-pass encoding. Hmm… should I?

Never De-interlace.

Why did you choose that? The “blurriness” when there’s any [B]movement[/B] may just be an interlace problem.

Put it on Auto and try again.

[QUOTE=MysticEyes;2232591]Why did you choose that? The “blurriness” when there’s any [B]movement[/B] may just be an interlace problem.

Put it on Auto and try again.[/QUOTE]

Posters on another board told me to never deinterlace.


I can’t say for sure. If it’s a properly interlaced source, like a DV-AVI file, they may be right. But from the file size 700MB I assumed an Xvid. CXD is very good at dealing with them. You’ll supposedly take a small quality hit if you de-interlace.

Get MediaInfo and post more info (hit ‘Text’).


Is this what you see?

Assuming a proper interlaced source, you might see this on your computer. But try playing the DVD on your standalone player, it should look right as your TV will de-interlace and show it properly.

Complete name : H:\Documents and Settings\William\My Documents\Downloads\PBS Nova - 2007.10.30 - Marathon Challenge (HDTV.SoS).avi
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 699 MiB
Duration : 52mn 48s
Overall bit rate : 1 850 Kbps
Writing application : VirtualDubMod (build 2178/release)
Writing library : VirtualDubMod build 2178/release

Format : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile : Streaming Video@L1
Format settings, BVOP : Yes
Format settings, QPel : No
Format settings, GMC : No warppoints
Format settings, Matrix : Default
Muxing mode : Packed bitstream
Codec ID : XVID
Codec ID/Hint : XviD
Duration : 52mn 48s
Bit rate : 1 699 Kbps
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 400 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16/9
Frame rate : 29.970 fps
Resolution : 24 bits
Colorimetry : 4:2:0
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.197
Stream size : 642 MiB (92%)
Writing library : XviD 1.2.0.dev47 (UTC 2006-11-01)

Format : MPEG Audio
Format version : Version 1
Format profile : Layer 3
Codec ID : 55
Codec ID/Hint : MP3
Duration : 52mn 48s
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 137 Kbps
Minimum bit rate : 160 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Resolution : 16 bits
Stream size : 51.9 MiB (7%)
Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration : 24 ms (0.72 video frame)
Interleave, preload duration : 251 ms
Writing library : LAME3.97
Encoding settings : ABR

Does this help?

Well that’s just a typical garden variety Xvid like many floating around. The De-interlace option would not come into play as it’s progressive.

By itself, by the specs, a resultant DVD should look quite good.

You could try another free app, DVD Flick and see if it does any better.

[QUOTE=MysticEyes;2234151]You could try another free app, DVD Flick and see if it does any better.[/QUOTE]

Tried another program (I think it was called avi to dvd or something). Same thing happened. The picture quality is good-ish when paused, but when there’s ANY movement it looks rather blurry.

I’m wondering if ti’s the source video. Or maybe it’s my burner itself?

try converting once in convertxtodvd with Never deinterlace, and once always deinterlace see if either make a difference.