My TV capture software (WinDVR) can automatically capture to SVCD format, the quality is good, but I thought I could do better since it's mpeg configuration is limited... I have captured video in lossless avi format at a resolution of 640x480, 29.97fps (NTSC). I am attempting to convert this to SVCD using TMPGEnc Plus at a bitrate of 2520. The problem is that the resulting quality is horrible, and nowhere near what I get with WinDVR at the same bitrate. I've experimented with the interlace settings as well as the deinterlace filters, but that doesn't seem to make a difference. It's probably not even related to the problem of the large "blocks" that appear throughout the picture. What could be the problem?