ok, this could be quite a long post so bear with me lol
I downloaded signs.avi 701 meg last night, thinking i would convert it to svcd qith tmpeg, I tried to do it with vbr 1960 bitrate, but it told me the file size would be 4gig, well thats far to big as ive only got a 12 gig hdd, so by the time i convert it, probably over 48 hours with a size like that, and try to split it, i might as well download the svcd version (if i could find it).
I also gave it a go in hero video converter but that said 3gig, so i tried to mess around with the settings in tmpeg and put the bitrate down to 600kbs, this gave me a filesize of 1.4 gig, now this would be perfect but what i would like to know is will i lose a lot of quality by putting it down to 600kbs or will the difference not be noticable.
I also tried vcd with tmpeg but again the filesize was going to be 3gig, but in hero it was 819meg, but tompeg.exe crashed on me 5 times when i tried to convert it.
I would idealy like it to be svcd as the quality is better than vcd, but i dont want to wait 14+ hours on 600kbs bitrate only to find out the quality is crap.
any help would be appreciated, and i also seen another post on another forum where someone says that if you do svcd the bitrate shouldnt be any less than 2550kbs, well i tried this and the filesize was oing to be over 6gig lol