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Best capture method for MPEG DVB??

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December 7, 2004 9:53:22 AM

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I was wondering if anyone has experimented with the best methods of
capturing video, further compressing to reduce size, which methods
give highest quality?

I've experimented using PIC MJPEG for capture, but any resultant
further compression produces artifacts.

HUFFYUV gives perfect capture, so what methods of further compression
have you found best to further reduce file size for archiving, while
maintaining good quality?

This MPEG is an entirely different ballgame from the BUD, which you
can really capture high quality video and squeeze it way down, but my
experiments have all failed so far with MPEG DVB. I've tried DivX,
Xvid, etc. Anyone else out there had any success? If you did, could
you elaborate on your process?

Best results are had capturing direct to MP2, but the resultant file
sizes are much too large for archival purposes (unless you are the US
Govt he he). I haven't tried MP1 VCD quality, but suspect it will
produce large files too.

Thanks,
Anonymous
December 7, 2004 4:56:54 PM

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Jim wrote:
> ...best methods of capturing video...

Assuming that you're On Topic (mpeg-dvb), most PCI DVB cards will
capture the stream directly to your PC's hard drive. The quality is
'as broadcast'. Files are pretty big...
Anonymous
December 7, 2004 4:57:20 PM

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Jim wrote:
> ...best methods of capturing video...

Assuming that you're On Topic (mpeg-dvb), most PCI DVB cards will
capture the stream directly to your PC's hard drive. The quality is
'as broadcast'. Files are pretty big...
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Anonymous
December 7, 2004 6:08:10 PM

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On Tue, 07 Dec 2004 06:53:22 -0800, Jim <wdxp@cox.net> wrote:

>I was wondering if anyone has experimented with the best methods of
>capturing video, further compressing to reduce size, which methods
>give highest quality?
>
>I've experimented using PIC MJPEG for capture, but any resultant
>further compression produces artifacts.
>
>HUFFYUV gives perfect capture, so what methods of further compression
>have you found best to further reduce file size for archiving, while
>maintaining good quality?
>
>This MPEG is an entirely different ballgame from the BUD, which you
>can really capture high quality video and squeeze it way down, but my
>experiments have all failed so far with MPEG DVB. I've tried DivX,
>Xvid, etc. Anyone else out there had any success? If you did, could
>you elaborate on your process?
>
>Best results are had capturing direct to MP2, but the resultant file
>sizes are much too large for archival purposes (unless you are the US
>Govt he he). I haven't tried MP1 VCD quality, but suspect it will
>produce large files too.
>
>Thanks,

I find Huffy YUV produces file sizes comparable to MPEG1

Xvid even smaller.

I have those codecs and use a video recorder called VirtualDub, on a
BT878 capture card.
Anonymous
December 9, 2004 2:24:03 AM

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correct.
That is lots of fun. Convert to regular mpeg2 with a conversion program
straight to dvd recorder. Plays on my phylips dvd player. Two movies per
disk.
PCI is the way to go. Big pain getting set up.
cheers
George



Jacques wrote:
> Jim wrote:
>
>>...best methods of capturing video...
>
>
> Assuming that you're On Topic (mpeg-dvb), most PCI DVB cards will
> capture the stream directly to your PC's hard drive. The quality is
> 'as broadcast'. Files are pretty big...
>
Anonymous
January 2, 2005 2:48:01 PM

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On Wed, 08 Dec 2004 23:24:03 GMT, greyfoxx <greyfoxx@telus.net> wrote:

>That is lots of fun. Convert to regular mpeg2 with a conversion program
>straight to dvd recorder.

Which conversion program do you use to convert the recorded transport
stream to regular DVD-compliant MPEG-2 files?

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