Inorder to burn them to single-layer DVDs I want to convert two 4.9GBAVCHD (friend's) camcorder videos to smaller (in GB) sized files withmaybe less high video but high audio quality, keeping the pictureheight&width (1440x1080) and, at best, using a freeware tool. Theoriginal files have extension .mts, a data rate of 7077kBit/s videoand 256kBit/s audio. I assume the future watchers of the videoscannot watch acvhd-formats. I do not have any software pre-installedexcept NTI Media Maker 8.
Itried several tools that promised to be able to convert them to aformat like .wmv, .mkv, .avi, .mp4, .mpg, .vob ("=DVD format"?)to obtain smaller files, for example hamster, formatfactory, CUDAvideo converter, DVDVideoMedia Free HD Converter, Avidemux, VLC mediaplayer and others, but nowhere I managed to obtain a file withoutshuttering, a changed height&width, non-in-sync audio/videostart, ads in the resulting file or crashes .
Initiallymy plan was to create a nice DVD in a reasonable time effort whereone could select either of the two files, or possibly even chaptersinside them, the start of which I would want to determine myself.After lengthy unsuccessful attempts it seemed to me that it might notbe possible without advanced knowledge so I redefined my goals to asquickly as possible finish my minimum purpose to convey the video tocolleagues and burn a data DVD. Achieving the second task would be afurther project then...
MyPC features Intel i3 M330 2.1GHz, 4GB RAM, Windows 7 Home SP1, 64bit
Ihope someone can provide me with a guided answer since my knowledgein formats is early stage... I guess a great answer would not onlyinclude a link to a working tool but also instructions if there isany possibility of easy mistakes...
Thankyou very much!