Recently I realized that my TV (Panasonic Viera) supports only 720p / 1080i. What is more, when play a movie with subtitles (in srt files) the inbuilt player makes them too small to read comfortably (and AFAIK there is no way to enlarge them via TV settings).
So currently I am (1) converting the SRT files into SSA and (2) using Xvid4psp to permanently overlay them on the movie (this is the only software I am aware of which can do it). It entails re-encoding the movie I think.
Now the question is that I have a 4GB BluRay 1080p rip (mp4) which I want to watch on my TV.
1. Which encoding method in Xvid4PSP would be the best to overlay the subtitles & convert from 1080p -> 720p?
2. Which encoding method in Xvid4PSP would be the best to overlay the subtitles & convert from 720p -> 720p?
I have all the other settings (aspect ratios, resolution, etc) worked out, it's just the number of encoding methods that kills me The XVID4PSP version is 5.10.346.0 if that helps.
I'do prefer not to loose quality, but at the same time do not want the file to grow excessively large. Somewhat larger is OK.
I am also not concerned about the speed of the process , I can have the computer working on it for an hour or two if need be.
I am rather new to these things, so any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Last edited by Odie111; 9th Jan 2016 at 09:39.
Many thanks for a quick answer
Yeah, I tried looseless encoding before and indeed the TV did not want to play it...
So I'll try the Q18 HQS then.
I have the following settings:
Encoding Mode: Constant Quality
Quality (CRF): 18
AVC Profile: Auto (High)
AVC Level: 5.1
The should be OK, no?
BTW. is there a way to set variable bit rate? And would I see an improvement there?
Oh, and one more thing: when I look at the encoding task summary window, it says:
VideoBitrate: 3390 > Q18.0 - what does it mean exactly?
AVC Level: 5.1
xvid4psp in years. I'm not sure where you're getting that. Is it while encoding? Maybe it's the average bitrate so far.
Since the encoding process was already in progress when the recent posts appeared, I decided to let it finish and see what would happen. It turned out that level 5.1 played fine on my TV - at least for this movie
The message re. bitrate appears in the "summary" window which shows after the encoding process starts. I vaguely think it has something to do with the quality / CRF setting which is also set to 18.
Thanks a lot for your help.