>>13659769>Hopefully AC3 straight off from DVD, no need to reencode into other lossy encode reducing audio quality.
Protip: If it's stereo audio, leaving it in AC3 is stupid, as AC3 is has very bad quality/compression ratio. 5.1 audio in AC3 is acceptable, though, although re-encoding to 5.1 AAC will save space a lot with not really noticeable difference in quality.>>13659836
No sir, you are the fucking moron.
AVI is an ancient container, thus it has ancient limitations. For example, AVI doesn't support B-frames at all by default, a feature that is very important especially with H.264 video. It takes ugly hacks to fit H.264 or even XviD into AVI, and many things have problems with these hacks, especially with H.264 in AVI, not so much with XviD because all the hacks have become pretty commonplace. The reason why this isn't the case with H.264 is because nobody sane wouldn't want to use H.264 in AVI, thus no-one is willing to hack AVI even more.
AVI also lacks in features compared to other more modern containers like Matroska. Matroska not only has native support for every common video, audio and subtitle format, it also has features like chapters, segment linking, metadata etc.
And Central Anime is indeed stupid for releasing stuff as H.264 in AVI, which is mainly caused by the fact that they're literally ancient fansubbers.>>13659851