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Old 9th March 2018, 14:39   #1  |  Link
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HEVC for old video

I am trying to find good settings for encoding old tv shows (currently xvid encoded from dvd rips) from the 1960s-1970s. I know lossy-lossy compression is not optimal, but I'd still like to use it. Some of these are way too large and need reencoding. What are good settings I can use to shrink the filesize without losing too much quality? The reason I ask for this specific type of video is that it was shot at lower quality, and so some quality-preserving features will add cpu time and filesize to preserve details that do not exist.
I could use staxrip (though I'd need more thorough guidance to navigate all those options), handbrake, ifme, or most other software (depending on the best).
Thank you all very much for the advice!
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Old 13th March 2018, 08:53   #2  |  Link
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CRF 20, slow or slower preset. With low quality lossy video, it's not worth the time, effort, and electricity to fine tune.
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hevc, old video, x265

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