Need help AVI to MPEG2

By clandy
Oct 27, 2003
  1. why is quality of new MPEG2 file so much distorted than the original AVI?

    Can I do smoething to improve the quality.
    Want to create VCD's to play on TV..but
    before I do- quality on LCD monitor is very poor!

    please- RESPOND to-
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Make sure your LCD monitor is at its "native" resolution. One of the drawbacks of flatpanels are they look like crap at any resolution lower than their highest possible resolution.

    Most 15" LCDs are designed for 800x600 or 1024x768
    Most 17" LCDs are 1024x768 or 1280x1024
    Most 19" LCDs are 1280x1024 or 1600x1200

    TVs show low quality VCDs very well. Movies that look like crap on your computer will most likely look fairly good on your TV. If you have a HiFi or very large telvision, this may not be the case though.

    As far as converting AVI to MPEG, the quality ends up being very poor... Noticeably moreso than the original source video. Unfortunatley, there's no much you can do about this. You can play with filters and whatnot, but what it comes down to is VCD quality is poor to start with (For 2-CD VCD sets) and then your source is not perfect quality (Your DivX movies may already contain some 30-50% quality loss already).

    Making VCDs from DVDs usually turn out decently, but DivX itself is already a lossy format. Converting the AVI to MPEG format amplifies this.
  3. clandy

    clandy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank You Rick!

    Learned a great deal!

    Hope I can contact you in the future; as things progress.

    You are super! Appreciate your vast knowledge. Glad I found you!
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