I have an AverMedia AVerTV USB2.0 Plus video capture device. I want to use it to capture DVD compliant MPEG2. Anyone know of a FREE software tool to achieve such capture ? It would be able to vary resolution, bit rate, quality.
Thanks in advance.
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Nope. I don't know any free mpeg2 capturing utility.
That old thing came with Ulead Movie Factory 2SE.
Ulead Movie Factory 2SE was very popular on Ebay many years ago when DVD Recorders first came out. It allowed AC3 pass-thru and it would actually edit a +RW disc ON THE DISC....no need to make an intermediate copy or even change the disc in the drive.
I don't see any on Ebay right now.
I still have my original disc here....saved it all these years.
The hard part is finding a suitable free MPEG-2 encoder to use with good free capture software. The only free MPEG-2 encoder I have found is part of an older version of ffdshow, ffdshow rev 3631 dated 20101115. (Newer versions of ffdshow don't offer an MPEG-2 encoder.) I'm not sure its good enough to meet the OP's criteria. It offers the choice of a quality setting, or a bitrate setting, but I don't see a setting to change the resolution.
Honestly I'm too lazy to do the research, but some guy in Russia wrote a commercial capture program back in the early 2000s that could do MPEG-2 captures on some, but not all, video capture cards. It might still be listed somewhere in our Tools section but I don't remember the name of it. The OP can do the work to try to find it if he really is interested.
If I remember correctly, I think that VirtualDubMod could actually do MPEG-2 captures on a few capture cards. Whether it worked or not depended on a variety of factors and you basically just had to try it and see what happened with your card.