MPEG2 encoding on linux: what software to use?

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#1

Hello everyone,

I’m currently capturing from my Hi8 camcorder to burn it to DVD. Currently I’m using (so the ffmpeg codec set) but I wonder whether it is better to use something else. (perhaps is it interesting to switch to Windows or use Wine for this task?)

edit: Of course I’m trying to keep as much quality as possible, currently I fit 2 tapes on one Dual Layer DVD, which results in a videobitrate of 5800kbit/s


#2

I’m not sure I understand what you want. If it’s video capture try VLC. If it’s conversion try Winff or Avidemux.


#3

I’m currently working on Kubuntu, using Mencoder to transcode to MPEG2. My question: is mencoder (libavcodec) a good codec, or are there much better encoders? Is it probably even worth to switch to Windows for this task?


#4

In the ‘free’ world, HCEnc is regarded as one of the best. I know there are a lot of Windows programs that can use it (AVS2DVD being a good one), IDK about Linux. AVISynth, maybe?