Re: OT: DivX & MP4
Posted by: seventhsea ()
Date: March 22, 2013 10:57PM

Its because that is what the 'scene rules' are now. All tv releases that are 'scene releases' have to be in mp4. Xvid is not allowed now.

"x264 has become the most advanced H264 video encoder over the past few years. Compared to XviD, it is able to provide higher quality and compression at greater SD resolutions. It also allows better control and transparency over encoding settings. With CRF in the mix, we can also ensure that a diverse array of material will get the most appropriate bitrate for them and not arbitrarily fixed sizes. This standard aims to bring quality control back to SD releases. There are many standalone players/streamers such as TviX, Popcorn Hour, WDTV HD Media Player, Boxee, Xtreamer, PS3, XBOX 360, iPad, and HDTVs that can playback H264 and AAC encapsulated in MP4."
Source - Scene Rules - TV

x264 (MP4) is lower file size but same (if not better) quality than xvid (AVI). The way I understand the text above is its rather like encoding an mp3 with variable bit rate instead of 320 flat. Bits of the broadcast that require a high bitrate get that and bits that don't, don't

xvid - 40 minutes - approx 350-400mb
x264 - 40 minutes - approx 230-300mb

They play on most modern dvd players and TVs although if they don't this little box connects to your tv hdmi socket and plays almost anything you throw at it.

BTW Bruce - you have a pm


Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 03/22/2013 11:08PM by seventhsea.

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