In terms of QUALITY : is the video bitrate very similar in mannerism to mp3 bitrates?
In other words, let's take AVI - - can this format be "encoded" (say from a DVD video) and compressed in a similar manner that mp3 are created from .WAV or CD files?
What about different quality levels? With mp3 audio, you can select 128 for average quality bitrate on up to 320 for 4X compressed high quality -- --
I guess the question is: Is this a similar way of working with video files? Especially for web use where size is an issue. And quality vs. web friendly use becomes a major issue?
btw - what type of program am I looking for in order to make AVI from video or DVD video?
Would you be willing to provide some names of software packages (titles) that do this?
Thank you again for your kind helps!