I am enjoying blu rays at present but cannot get some of my dvd movies in blu ray plus I don't want to have to buy again if I can change them to better quality.
I have DVD Fab version 188.8.131.52. I have been backing up and changing my blu rays to AVI with this program. It cuts out all the bells and whistles but keeps a great looking / sounding blu ray movie converted to AVI at around 20gigs (size) depending on original size, which I save to a 6TB hard drive.
I have finished all my blu rays and now want to upscale and convert my dvds to a better quality.
I can use the same program and with using full "best quality" settings the following changes are made to the dvd movie:
Resolution from 720 x 576 to 1920 x 1080
Frame Rate from 25 frames/sec to 30 frames/sec
File size from 4GB to 26GB
File format from dvd to avi
Total Bitrate from 9,800kbps to 30,640kbps
Data Rate from 9,352kbps to 30,000kbps
Bit Rate 448kbps to 640kbps
Channels 6 to Channels 6
Audio Sample Rate 48kHz to 48kHz
Time to Convert 1hr 50mins
Even though it's not from a blu ray source would the picture look very close to blu ray type quality?
Could I get the same picture quality with lower settings and smaller file size?
I'm not worried about running out of hard drive space just yet but if lower settings yield the same pic quality at say half the size then I would prefer to redo them and save space for future use?
Making a 1 gb or 4 gb file size into a 30 gb file size sounds great but unless the dvd fab program can fill in the blanks during the conversion it's just a bigger file full of hot air, correct?
Many Thanx in advance for any advice.