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  1. I'm using a macbook pro and wanted to know whatís the best software for re-encoding videos at the best quality with the smallest file output size? Iíve tried Xilisoft, Wondershare etc and such, but they donít cut it for me.
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  3. Thanx Baldrick. I forgot to mention in my last post that I first convert the dvd videos to .mkv with makemkv. Would Handbrake still be the best option?
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    You didn't actually convert the dvd video to anything when you used makemkv. It just takes the existing video and audio streams and repackages them in a .mkv container. A file extension doesn't tell you what format or codec video there is.

    I think handbrake is the best option as well, it has a very good balance of power and ease of use. It ain't a one click program but those options are where the quality is. It's very well documented too, which is why I would recommend it (and avidemux).

    If you really want video quality and ease of use, though, the best thing is probably still Makemkv and more hard drives. A lot of people who try encoding may find it's not worth the time to learn it for them. There's a limit to how much I want to get into it.
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  5. Thanx for the info Hoser Rob.
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