Hi everybody, I converted it using this guide http://www.digital-digest.com/articles/VidCoder_Tutorial_page2.html
I choose the H264 MKV 480p30 preset from the Matroska section and then I set the Sizing tab like this
and the Video encoding tab like this
And here is my question: in this tab there is the "Encoder settings" section. Do I have to change something or not? Thanks
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Those are reasonable defaults. Give it a try
Thanks for the answer
Why are you resizing to 720x480? You only need to do that if you're making DVDs and encoding MPEG 2 -- which obviously you are not since you are encoding with x264. If your source is 16:9 you should resize to 852x480 or 720x404. If the source is 4:3 you should resize to 640x480.
I'm sorry, I didn't answer because I didn't need to convert that file anymore. But now I need to convert another one, so I can answer. I choose the 720x480 resolution so it results 720x404 in the output section.
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If I put 720x404, it results 718x404.
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Source is 16:9. I've got another question, about the Audio encoding section.
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In this case source is dts/ac3 5.1 channels. Is it a good idea to convert in aac (mixdown stereo)? If yes, I don't know what to choose: bitrate or quality? I tried with auto bitrate and the result is a 50 MB audio (video has a length of 43 mins). Choosing default (5) quality instead, result is 120 MB. I think 120 MB is too much, considerating that video track is 235 MB.