ok first question :^) this is probably more ffmpeg related than your special build related, but i just want to make sure i am on the right track.
ideally i like to convert my VOBs to 3000 bitrate as that is kind of the threshold i see the space/quality arguement work out for me. in your suggested command lines you use a copy for the codec. i am trying to get the video to be as close as possible to the original source (frames, aspect, resolution, etc.) except for the bitrate. ((personally i just cant justify the space a full bitrate copy would take up vs. the perceived quality)).
the command line i am trying to use that i THINK is going to accomplish this is:
ffmpeg -i "%vobname%" -f mpeg2video -b 3000 -acodec copy "%filename%.ty"
is there anything you guys think i should add/remove/change? i do want the full audio whatever it is. i want to preserve aspect ratio and other video attributes like i stated above - except bitrate (i think this is the biggest function of size right?).
thanks for helping the not-so-comfortable.
the few i did so far have looked great on the PC and transcoded MUCH faster (without the obvious extra step). i am transferring to tivoserver to see if the xml works out....