"What is your intended purpose for the video - DVD, Blu Ray, thumbdrive with video files, archive or other?"
Archive to digital format. Perhaps Youtube sharing.
"Why are you encoding with H264?"
I was told mp4 was best for archiving and uploading to Youtube.
"What is the source of the videos?"
Old VHS tapes recorded from Compact C format tapes (poor quality at best)
"Are you sure you posted in the correct part of the forum? "
I don't know. It seemed like the best area. Any suggestions where I should put my questions?