[vdr] HDTV -> mpeg4

Carsten Koch Carsten.Koch at icem.com
Mon Mar 28 15:42:48 CEST 2005

Reinhard Walter Buchner wrote:
>> Anyone already converted (and keeping the resolution)
>> HDTV with a perfect quality to mpeg4 ?
> ROFL (sorry!). MPEG4 compression already sucks on
> normal TV. Doing that to a HDTV resolution should be
> outlawed ;o)))
> Please don't misunderstand, but re-compressing (mpeg4)
> something that is already compressed (mpeg2) is ALWAYS
> going to give you miserable results. Doing the same to a
> high resolution picture is only going to make things worse.

I disagree, Reinhard.
IMHO, Grégoire's question above is perfectly valid.
Assuming that the thing must fit on one DVD, it has to
be reduced in size and AFAIK, MPEG4 would be the way
that loses the least amount of quality when doing that.


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