I will say a few things, and maybe come back once I've understood a few other things
I can answer any questions you have on that subject if you'd at least show me an analysis of the videos. As for what frame rate to use, you might find a 2:3 field blend in the videos although I recently saw Pokemon on CN and it was noticeably 60 interlaced fields per second. So either way I think you should leave the frame-rate alone.
What exactly do you need for an "analysis" if I may ask? I'm talking about Japanese TV raws here, not any sort of American re-frame or whatever they do.
But I got to say:
Why make a project out of something you didn't rip when it can probably so easily be obtained on DVD? Just aint right.
Transcoding a previously compressed Windows Media Video 9(WMV3) to H.264 AVC(guessing x264 is what you're using, I'll check your links) does horrible for PSNR value. I would never do that. Better to just leave it alone, trust me on that. Their are already several WMV and MS-MPEG4v1/v2 on Bakabt.
Well, there's many reason why I'm using TV source for this, mainly there never was and never will be a DVD source for episode 38. It was completely erased from the canon after 1 airing. In addition, the rest isn't
easily obtainable on DVD. The "complete" arc would cost upwards of $80 on Amazon for English dub only
. This is (mainly) a sub project, and I don't have $80 anyway, nor a credit card to use on Amazon. Plus, there's 83 total episodes in the original arc, but the DVDs only go to 79. I have been unable to find any isos of the DVDs I'd need.
As for the WMV thing, the episodes are encoded with Windows Media Video 9, but are in an avi container, and file sizes range from 250-450MB.
More importantly though, how are the sample videos?