[FFmpeg-user] Tips for converting MTS to DVD/mp4

Roger Pack rogerdpack2 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 21:51:39 CEST 2012

> I'd like to convert these large MTS files into smaller mp4 for making
> DVDs (witout editing) and for sharing, and making them playable in
> machines with less resources. I'd like to keep the HD quality of the
> videos. I've searched extensively online and through the mailing list
> archive as well but I have yet to find the best set of parameters to
> do so.

DVD's don't "do" HD.  They also require an mpeg video stream, I think.
 You don't have too many options there, basically encode it (not even
sure if 2 pass would help).

"high quality 2 pass" might fit you, if you want high compression and h264:

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