Best DV to DVD encoder?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by GrandMan, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. GrandMan macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2004
    Hey everyone,

    I was just wondering what the ideal encoder to go from DV to DVD was. I've been told that Compressor (2) is feeble in MPEG2 compression. I currently use Toast 7, and the results seem fine to me, but I think that I can't use the files in DVD Studio Pro ; they are directly burned to disk.

    What do you guys think?
  2. redAPPLE macrumors 68030


    May 7, 2002
    2 Much Infinite Loops
    it would interest me, what you mean by compressor being "feeble".

    i have used compressor to create mpeg2 and everything worked out all the time. well, i don't crunch a lot of video (mb and/or gb wise), so i am sure results can vary.
  3. superwoman macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2005
    I use FFmpegX. It's free, supports a myriad of input and output formats, and has tons of options to tweak quality versus speed.
  4. liketom macrumors 601


    Apr 8, 2004
    i used to use iDVD 5 to convert anything into Mpeg 2 , just dropped it into iDVD let it background encode and then just take it out of the folder it saved them in

    simple fast and free - iDVD 6 will not do this AFAIK

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