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Old 13 Oct 2003, 04:16 AM   #1
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Having been advised was one of the best mpeg2 encoders on the market I now have a copy of CCE Basic. I already have the Canopus Softmpg and the Main Concept plug-in for Premiere - I wanted the best quality mpeg2 stream, without having to pay a fortune for the Canopus Procoder.

I have been under the impression that VBR is better that CBR and that a two pass approach is better the one.

With this in mind I encoded an AVI file but found that if I wanted a (multiplexed) program stream with 2 passes and VBR - CCE Basic (and even the vastlt expensive SP version) cannot handle this. I need the multiplexed stream for DVD Workshop!

I am coming to the conclusion that I must be wrong and that a constant bit rate stream is really OK...

Some advice from those that know more that me would be really appreciated.

Should I have gone for another encoder? Should I use CBR?
... do I really have to great a dual stream and combine afterwards?

Many thanks

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Old 6 Nov 2003, 03:18 AM   #2
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When you want to burn a video with a duration of one hour,
you can use CBR.
Above that use VBR, It's for when there's fast motion in the picture, it then "goes" to a higher bit rate for that moment,
you get better quailty (when needed), and on the "easy"
moments, the bitrate drops, with the "two pass", it's better
to "predict" for the en-codec when these moments "happen"
this way you can get more onto one dvd, " a bit rate for each moment " and picture quality is also good, you can "tune" also
the minium and maxium values, for optimal result, minium for
the lowest acceptable quality, max > for quality and lenght
playing time (more quality is less playing time)
Knowing this you can set things to yor prefs.
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Old 6 Nov 2003, 04:44 AM   #3
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I allways use vbr x 4.
Itīs the best but takes pretty long time to convert
And max 55 min on a 80 min cd-r (my opinion)
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Old 7 Nov 2003, 03:21 AM   #4
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I allways use vbr x 4.
Itīs the best but takes pretty long time to convert
And max 55 min on a 80 min cd-r (my opinion)
Aah, cd-r..... i thought you where authoring for DVD media,
because you did not mention any of it in your message.....
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