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  1. Hello, I need help, which is the best method to pass AVI lagarith file to MPEG in best quality possible? I've been checking many softwares but I haven't made a final decision, thanks
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    Almost all common video formats for storage and viewing are a version of MPEG. Therefore asking for "MPEG" is almost as generic as asking for lossy compressed digital video.

    What is your goal? MKV/MP4, DVD, VCD?
    And what's the actual source of your Lagarith avi? Was it VHS or something else?
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  3. Originally Posted by Skiller View Post
    Almost all common video formats for storage and viewing are a version of MPEG. Therefore asking for "MPEG" is almost as generic as asking for lossy compressed digital video.

    What is your goal? MKV/MP4, DVD, VCD?
    And what's the actual source of your Lagarith avi? Was it VHS or something else?
    my goal is keep footage in MPEG 2, it's from VHS, I dont have big space to keep everything in Lossless, I hope you can help me
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    MPEG-2 is very inefficient, Use h.264. For the same file size h.264 provides better quality and for the same quality h.264 is like the 1/3rd or 1/4th of the MPEG-2 file size. Are the files de-interlaced or not?
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  5. Originally Posted by dellsam34 View Post
    MPEG-2 is very inefficient, Use h.264. For the same file size h.264 provides better quality and for the same quality h.264 is like the 1/3rd or 1/4th of the MPEG-2 file size. Are the files de-interlaced or not?
    I see, AVI files are interlaced, I wanted to keep them interlaced, or should I dont?
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    That depends on what media you want to store the video on and how you want to watch the end result.

    MPEG2 should only be used if you want to make DVDs.
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  7. Originally Posted by FelipeArchives View Post
    Hello, I need help, which is the best method to pass AVI lagarith file to MPEG in best quality possible? I've been checking many softwares but I haven't made a final decision, thanks

    free you have : avidemux (just make sure in the options to pick interlaced / top field first), mpeg2 encoding only (not full dvd with menus)

    payware: Tmpgenc authoring works (can make full dvd in high quality), trial version for 30 days
    https://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/download/taw6.html#trial
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