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Why would a company put black lines around the picture in their DVD?

Old/small TVs tended to overscan their images. The "title-safe" area was about 90% of the original image. The DVD's format ensures that despite such overscanning, everything in the image is visible, ...
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how to burn full hd movies (1080px720p) in DVD

DVD Video is limited to Standard Def, not High Def (HD). Blu-Ray overcomes that limitation. Alternatively you can use the DVD as a filesystem and play arbitrary media using a computer. But as a ...
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What is the best way to convert .vob files copied directly from a DVD into a format usable by Premiere Pro?

Using ffmpeg, cat and remux all the VOBs together to a MPEG program stream. ffmpeg -i "concat:vts01_1.vob|vts01_2.vob|vts01_3.vob" -c copy -f dvd dvd.mpg (You may have to escape the | character i.e. ...
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DVD or Bluray editing tool

I regularly use Sony DVD Architect for building complex DVD (as well as simple, it's quite intuitive) like commercials ones. DVD Architect is compatible with Blu-Ray, but doesn't include advanced ...
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Handbrake x265 Optimal settings for ripping DVD

Summary response for summary question :) CRF 20 will look really nice 8-bit (no advantages over 10-bit) No tuning. Grain tuning is for grainy source (old content). SSIM is for testing. No additional ...
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How to cut out corrupted parts of DVD-video extracted from disc so file can be played?

Remuxing it will probably help, as the apps are generally smart enough to detect random crap and skip over it, as well as fix the timing information. You didn't mention if it's a ripped as in copied ...
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Convert video from 24 to 25 fps while keeping video and audio length and also correct audio pitch

Your command already achieves that. When specifying -r as an output option, ffmpeg will change the framerate of the video, duplicating or dropping frames as necessary to achieve the same overall ...
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DVD not displaying full picture

You will need to work within the title safe areas when burning to DVD as depending on what the final player will be, there might be overscan which will/can crop anything out that is not within this ...
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How to convert video to NTSC (so it can be burned to a DVD) without losing quality?

DVD does not support 720p. It’s only supports 480p/i. HD DVD was a failed competitor to Blu-ray. Standard DVD players are not forward compatible.
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What are the apparently extra files on a DVD, and what gets lost when the VOB file is converted to MP4?

DVDs are usually encoded using an MPEG 2 codec. This is an older codec than h264, and encodes at a higher bitrate (and also encodes video differently) to a low bitrate mp4 encoder which uses an h264 ...
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Why do DVDs use TS files?

DVD makes use of the Program Stream(PS) container whereas Terrestrial Stream(TS) uses for unpredictable transmission. PS mostly uses MPEG-2 codec whereas the MP4 uses better video encoding scheme ...
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Why is my 480p Handbrake conversion of NTSC home video DVD much larger file size than the DVD?

Fast conversion does not do much compression if you select slowest setting it will produce much smaller file size. Or you could swap from H.264 code to H.265, it will reduce your file size ...
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Best medium for mixed content - High quality pictures and SD video

Keep the original files on two different storage units, preferably different storage types, say external HDD and Blu-ray. Keep the distro of your editing app and the license key. Keep the OS version ...
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Best medium for mixed content - High quality pictures and SD video

Have you considered uploading to Youtube? Upload as unlisted, so only people who you give the link can find it (or if you're really concerned, password protect it). It's going to be easier for most ...
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Best medium for mixed content - High quality pictures and SD video

It depends on your goal: If you must deliver to viewers with only a classic DVD player then make it a DVD. If they only have a Blu-Ray player then make it a Blu-Ray. For content preservation I would ...
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Can a low-bitrate BluRay video be written to DVD-R to be played by BD-players?

Yes. Almost all Bluray players will play a UDF v2.5 with a movie on it, even if the physical media is a DVD. Something to keep in mind is that you can also encode in 720p, which is still much better ...
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