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marlboroman
12-09-2006, 11:37 PM
This is the scenario I have and am looking for recommendations:

I have a bunch of HD recordings from a HR10 that I have kept as mpeg2. I want to keep these as my original source for achival purposes. However, I also want to be able to stream to a few devices. One of these is an xbox running XBMC. The limitation on it is 720p video. Most of the recordings are in 1080i so I need to first transcode down the resolution. The next step is to decide what format to convert these mpeg2 to. I want the most compression but at the same time preserve the quality. What tools would be necesary? Any suggestions or thoughts?

Correction, the limitation is 480p but can upconvert to 720p or 1080i