Video Encoders (H264/VC1)

Posted by ctitanic (left mobilitysite) on Oct 29, 2009

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Windows Media Center 7 is my latest toy. I have been playing with it the last few weeks and one of the tasks that has consumed most of my time is the one that has given me most of my frustrations, encoding video. And what is the problem? Probably that the question you may have after reading my words. Well, I have been trying all this time to encode video using the mkv format and the h264 encoder. I have tested many tools and I have obtained the best results using Avidemux. But… for some reason 4 of every five DVDs that I’m trying to convert with this tool end with a crash. This issue has made me start using Nero Recode 2, a wonderful tool that never crash. The few things that I don’t like on it is that it save in mp4 format and even when it includes the subtitles in the file, there is not any way in 7MC to use them. English is not my first language so subtitles help me a lot when I do not understand a word. Using Avidemux I’m embedding the subtitle in the movie and on that way I can see them in 7MC. Anyway… I can’t say that I have not enjoyed all this quest to find the perfect encoder and VideoHelp.com has been one of the best source of information in this adventure. I have almost tested all the freeware mentioned in that page and most of them have crashed in W7 or the results have not been the best. What encoder are you using to play HQ movies in your Media Center? May be you want to share your experience with me.

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  • http://twitter.com/espentan Espen Tandberg

    I don't have any experience embeding subtitles, but meGUI is one of the best encoder packages I've come across.
    Give it a try if you haven't.

  • dansus

    MeGui or RipBot.

  • http://twitter.com/mobilitysite/status/5269183045 mobilitysite

    New Post: Video Encoders (H264/VC1) http://bit.ly/1nlpkL

  • http://twitter.com/ctitanic Frank J Garcia

    I found megui too confused and it crashed on me many times.

  • http://twitter.com/ctitanic Frank J Garcia

    I'll probably keep using nero/mp4 because I think that I found a way to show the subtitles changing the merit on one of the filters I'm using.

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