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Help with Resolutions
« on: July 15, 2009, 04:07:43 AM »
Hi all - I bought a DVD writer and some DVD R/W disks to record the programs from my OBox. I recorded some of the Davis Cup match last night, and each hour ended up to be about 1 Gig! Too much!

These are the choices I have. Can someone tell me which would be most appropriate?

DVD+RW Best - 720 x 576 (this is what I chose)

DVD+RW Medium - 360 x 576

SVCD - 480 x 576

VCD - 352 x 576

ALSO - I bought reusable DVD R/W disks for the recorder but neither my desktop nor my laptop recognize them! I had to copy the files to a USB. Is there a driver I can d/l that will make my computers recognize the DVD?

Thanks all!

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Re: Help with Resolutions
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009, 05:42:24 AM »
which kind of rec is OBOX ?

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Re: Help with Resolutions
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009, 07:05:28 AM »
which kind of rec is OBOX ?

It's just the generic term I use for the recording box that the cable company has with the TV. It now holds about 20 matches (MOST of which no one has posted yet!!!!!!), has no more space, and I called and spoke with a technican who designed the box, who said that there's no direct way of copying from it. Therefore, I bought the DVD recorder, which records nicely.

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Re: Help with Resolutions
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 12:26:37 PM »
encode them then they wont be 1GB per hour

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Re: Help with Resolutions
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2009, 03:35:04 PM »
yeah, use the 720x576 settings for your DVD recorder.

Then you can insert the DVDROM into your computer and use programs like Staxrip to encode it to AVC or MPEG-4 settings (h264 or XVID).  If the original source was widescreen use resolutions that are 16:9 ratio (e.g. 720x400, 1024x576, etc.)
if the original was standard then use 4:3 (640x480 most common)
obviously if the resizing is unsuccessful you can always keep 720x576, most of us can easily resize in VLC if we need to  ;-()


could you provide a screenshot of the original 720x576 source from DVD?? 
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Re: Help with Resolutions
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2009, 04:44:32 PM »
« Last Edit: July 19, 2009, 08:46:21 AM by sdede »

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Re: Help with Resolutions
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2009, 02:46:58 PM »
if you want specific help with encoding, go to the forums on the torrent sites.  I've never capped a match so I don't have any experience or useful advice  :rofl_2:

But as of right now you have all the tools to make HQ caps, congrats  :))

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Re: Help with Resolutions
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2009, 03:18:18 AM »