I have some veeery noob o questions about bitrate.
In these days I'm doing some tests with AviDemux. I was able to convert a full DVD in avi, but there are a lot of options in codec settings (I'm using XviD), and for most of them I have no idea which one select :o
btw, if I understood correctly, to make an avi with acceptable quality it is necessary to set the proper bitrate, or resulting quality will be ugly.
Again, if I understood correctly, the bitrate to choose for the avi is related in some way to the bitrate of the original movie, so if the DVD has a high bitrate I can select a not too high bitrate for the avi, so it is possible to make a smaller file with an acceptable quality.
But if the original DVD has a low bitrate, using a too low bitrate on the avi will make quality ugly.
So, there is a way to determine the bitrate of original movie?
There is a thumb rule about how to choose the correct bitrate for the avi based on the bitrate of the original DVD so that resulting quality will be acceptable?
Is it totally nonsense to use the same bitrate of the original DVD to make the avi?