I am ripping my entire dvd collection because my toddler destroys discs & bookshelves. I am ripping with MakeMKV and then transcoding to mp4 files with FFmpeg on Linux. My videocodec is h264 and my audio codec is ac3 )which is typically a straight copy of the audio stream).
My main priority is to achieve near perfect quality, my next priority is keeping small file sizes, and I basically do not care about time.
I have been given these two recommendations:
1) If your DVD's are "theatrical", e.g. Hollywood movies, or TV drama series - they should be IVTCed (inverse telecine, to return the original film frames at 23.976FPS instead of interlaced 29.97) before encoding.
2) If they are interlaced (maybe some sports DVD's for example), you should encode interlaced.
Why should I inverse telecine or encode as interlaced? While either of these settings result in a video file that is different from the dvd? If I ignore these two considerations, will I have any quality issues?
Should I ever deinterlace? If so, why? If I ignore deinterlacing, will I have any quality issues?
I do not care to put forth effort on each video to make it better than the dvd.
Thank you for your help.
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FFmpeg can IVTC, or can IVTC well.
... or encode as interlaced?
If I ignore deinterlacing, will I have any quality issues?
While either of these settings result in a video file that is different from the dvd?
Maybe someday you'll have something more worthwhile to do than make lists. God speed.