I have a number of VHS tapes (cartoons, TV shows, etc.) that I want to convert to DVD. Obviously MPEG-2 would be the best choice since it's DVD -- or would it? Considering that VHS resolution, based on numerous sites on the Internet that I've seen, is around 320x240, which just happens to be the same resolution as MPEG-1, what is the benefit of MPEG-2 in this case? There will obviously be no resolution increase, so it seems to be a waste of DVD-R space when a very-high MPEG-1 datastream can provide about twice as much video time as a low-bitrate MPEG-2 DVD. Capturing would be through an AV->DV bridge, so the capture would still be 720x480, but it would be a 720x480 capture of a 320x240 signal. Again, this is more a philosophical question more than anything else, now that the cost of DVD-Rs is hovering at $1 or below, but I'd still like to hear others' views on this.