Question What type of video file should I use when converting Mini DV Tapes?

cforput

Novice Member
I have some mini DV tapes I want to put on disk. I bought a video capture device that came with EZ Grabber software. The device itself is the One Touch Video Capture from Diamond Multimedia.

In looking at the config settings, I have a host of different file options and I'm wondering which one is best to use. The options are: DVD, SVCD, VCD, MPG4, AVI, WMV, WMA and MP3.

Realizing that the tapes are just average quality, not sure which of the above formats would be the best choice.
 

MarkE19

Moderator
Welcome to the forum cforput :hiya:

It really depends on what format the final video will be, ie a DVD is MPEG-2 so I would suggest the DVD preset if you intend to burn the footage to DVD. If copying onto a USB flash drive then MP4 or AVI will be good for that as they are likely to be as good quality but smaller than MPEG-2.

Mark.
 

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