I'm trying to convert AVI files shot with my digital camera to MP4 for playback on a thumb drive plugged into my BluRay player.
I tried different formats & bitrates with a single file to compare the results. The most favorable was the preset for PS3 playback (720x480, 2000kbps). Video was clear, and the filesize was about 950MB, down only a little from the original 1230MB.
Then I input 8 files and run convert using that same preset. But now, the output files are about a third of the size they should be, and look awful. The test file mentioned above came out at only 340MB. The resolution is correct (720x480), but the bitrate appears much lower.
Can anyone think of an explanation for this?