sorry, search everywhere and could not find a good answer. i just got the 1212 and am learning the ins and outs. my biggest question is what is the best format to output the files for processing in videoredo? i have been using vdredo for awhile but the h.264 world is new to me. i am recording either from cable box or tivo and wondering if i should choose m2ts or ts for my high def files and should i use variable or fixed bitrate and about what level. mp4 doesnt seem to work very well as output for the 1212.
i also plan to shrink the files, either using vidredo or something else, but for sure vidredo to cut commercials and such. for regular tivo files, not using the 1212, i download the tivo file, decrypt to mpeg, edit in videoredo and shrink using xvid (but as we all know vidredo doesnt do xvid/avi.
so what are the best input settings for videoredo using the 1212 and suggested processing out settings like switching to mkv in or out of vidredo. would prefer to not encode at least initially after making the cuts, but do want to shrink most files whether best to do that in vidredo or not, i guess will have to be determined.
play most files using a brite-view stb which rocks as it plays almost anything, definitely more than the wdtv .
just as an example, i can take a tivo 30 minute show at hd , edit in vidredo to 22 minutes and crunch it down to about 200mb at 720p in xvid. there is some quality loss but it still looks fine to me.
what would be a similar process using the 1212 and vidredo. is mkv the best output? i do like the chapter features of mkv and they play well on the briteview.
any help from you other video experts and 1212 owners would be greatly appreciated. i know just enough to be dangerous.