Re: Building Another HTPC
i use gabest for mpeg2, had few issues with mainconcept in the past.
about the progressive thing, that is a common problem when converting HD-DVD to BR. Especially with VC1 and H264 steams. It is easier to fix on VC1 thanks to VC1conv utility that removes the pulldown.
on H264 sometimes can be abit more tricky sometimes.
i also see no difference when re-encoding huge movies. if done properly there really is little to no difference.
about the re-encoding, I have quad core phenon server/media server that i use for encoding. around 30-40% then my intel machine, but atleast the intel system is free to other things.
Windows 8 the next big failure, right after Windows ME