MPEG, and then especially MKV (HDTV) is one of my favourites, since i built my mediacenter with all-eating DVD player.
I had a look around on the internet and i found a bunch of usefull tools and manuals to make your own DVD’s.
So here they are, in no particular order:
|FlaskMPEG||– The best! –|
|Tsunami MPEG coder||– Slower, but able to convert screensizes –|
|Xing MPEG||– Faster than Tsunami, but unable to convert –|
|Very good! VideoCD helper||– The best manual there is! –|
DIVX / MPEG 4
There’s also much talk going on about DIVX or MPEG4. It’s very good in compressing DVD’s and converting them to some sort of mini-DVD’s on recordable CD, besides being playable on your PC, they can also play on your home DVD player, if it supports DIVX. For those who are interested, here’s a few links to the stuff:
- How to make your own MPEG4/DIVX movies (the best DIVX manual on the net!)
- Apachez website, specialized in MPEG4 (here you can find the codecs for MPEG1 and DIVX)
- The CODEC warehouse (duh…)