I have a DVD with footage which I want to convert to h264/h265. Mediainfo says that the video is 720x576, MPEG-2 encoded, PAL 25 fps and interlaced which is the first time I've seen that, usually 25 fps is progressive.
Media Player Classic plays the video at 50 fps and applies deinterlacing, but VLC plays it at 25 fps without deinterlacing by default. I suspect that the metadata is incorrect, it should read 50i instead of 25i - is it possible?
Is there a way to fix it? Avidemux, Virtualdub and others see the video as 25i and doubling the framerate to 50 either duplicates frames or uses frame-blending, both options look worse than what MPC manages to display.
Here is the Mediainfo's readout: https://pastebin.com/cWKsUraM