DVD to Iconia
Correct me if I am wrong, but it is pointless to encode your video file to 720p from a DVD source... All you will do is get blocks and artifacting as the transcoder tries to make up for the source.
DVD format is 720x480p (480p)...
Now, if your source is Blueray, then, yes, use the 720 and 1080 profiles, but, for DVD's I just don't see it.
Can you add a dvd profile to your post if you agree?, or, am I wrong?
I do like your post and give you kudos for posting it the way you did.
I messed with video way back when using cinema craft encoder and doing manual setup compressing formats to make SVCD's from DVD sources, back before blank dvd's were cheap.. SVCD's used a 480x480 format..