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Poll: What do you encode and/or author your video to for burning?

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  1. I'm a Super Moderator johns0's Avatar
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    I always author to avchd and encode to avchd specs(1280x720) when needed.
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    I just play "as is" from a HTPC
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    Originally Posted by KBeee View Post
    I just play "as is" from a HTPC
    This is a poll for video that's burned to discs,not streaming or played from a media player or pc to hdtv.
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    Most of the time I re-encode HD TV recordings to SD DVD and author a disc if I want to save them. Often this is for family members who have missed a favorite show and want to watch my recordings to catch up. Since they only have a DVD player available to them, a DVD is the most convenient solution.
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    I encode to SD. Why waste time!
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  6. I encode to sd-dvd, works for everyone this way.
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    Here's my breakdown:

    75% sd-dvd
    18% avchd
    remaining to just video files.

    I have a hauppauge hd pvr so I can do a lot of stuff in hd. But I also prefer dvd for flexibility since I only have a ps3 and a pc bluray player (both are on the same hdtv so I can only bluray/avchd in one room). So I tend to convert to dvd more often than not so I can play it in other rooms.

    BUT depending on what it is I'll keep a avchd backup or m2ts file backup to preserve hd even if I may watch it on sd-dvd more frequently - if it was originally hd.

    Part of it is to I have done at least two dozen vhs caps in the last three months are so and all were destined for sd-dvd. No need to go high def from a vhs source - plain old sd-dvd full screen 98% of the time. I did have one widescreen vhs tape that turned out great and I have another to capture but haven't gotten to yet. The help I got here to take the widescreen vhs and make a 16:9 dvd with avstodvd was phenomenal. I'll use the same approach with this other tape once I do capture it.
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    I'm all over the map.
    Most of my stuff goes to streaming formats now.
    Personal work is all DVD so far.
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  9. Mostly h.264/AC3 in MKV, occasionally Xvid/MP3 AVI. Hardly ever burn DVDs anymore.
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    Just got my lg blu-ray burner so now i author to blu-ray,dvds will be collecting dust.
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    Well I predominately use my tivo to stream video from my pc but when I do author dvd's I choose sd-dvd. Eventually I'll upgrade to blu-ray but that won't happen until I get an HD TV... which I don't have any disposable cash available to get one any time soon.
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