When I was doing the converting to digital format a while back I chose .VOB due to no quality loss. However recently I have been informed of this h.264 compression method.
Time is not an issue here, I don't mind waiting for conversions etc. I also understand that any sort of compression will reduce quality. To test I converted a 4GB .VOB to a .mp4 using h264 in handbrake and the quality loss was very very very hard to notice.
From what I have understood through research
Space = .mp4(h.264)
Quality = .Vob
Playback = Both equally supported?
But these concerns have yet to be answered:
My comparison was done on a computer monitor, would the quality loss be substantially noticable if I purchased a 50 inch TV in the future?
Is this type of file highly supported? (I don't want to experience incompatible players)
What other issues could a conversion of files such as this cause in the future?