I would like to author a DVD. My starting point is a media file with the following attributes according to G-spot: 452mb, 45:23 length media file VIDEO = MPEG-1 352x240 1.47:1 29.97 FPS AUDIO = MPEG-1 Layer 2 44.1kHz, 224kb/s I would like to eoncode this into an MPEG-2 file to use in a dvd, and my question is about the most useful settings for encoding in TMPGEnc or MainConcept encoders. I am also open to suggestion of you feel that another encoder is preferable. VIDEO: The goal is quality, not speed. I can turn this 452mb file into 4GB worth of DVD if I want to, but should I? I want the higher resolution of MPEG-2 (704x480) but will encoding at 8000kb/s VBR improve the viewing experience or am I just wasting data? AUDIO: Needs to be upsampled to 48kHz. My instinct is to leave it at 224kb/s since making it into a .wav file will not add quality but just eat up space. DEMUX? Is it best to demux and reencode both streams separately to avoid synch problems? Sorry for so many questions. This is sort of a special pet project and I only have limited video experience. Thank you for any advice you can offer.