I want to make an interlaced video with 50fps into a 25fps progressive, in the process i'm also reducing the size of the frame. Currently i am using avconv and there are deinterlacing options, however, they are not documented. So what i am afraid of is that they will actually start bleeding information i am trying to drop into the frames that i am trying to keep.
The only tool that i have found, that does a documented drop of even/odd frames is a plugin for AVIDemux, which unfortunately does not export into Ogg or even encode into Theora. When i attempt to dump into Huff codec (to not introduce quality loss due to reencoding) it demands that i split files at 4 GiB. So i can only use it for small videos.
Is there another tool that can help me?