Hi all! After years of using the free version of DVDFab to backup my DVD-9s to DVD-5s, I have finally bit the bullet and bought DVDFAb Platinum. I’m getting more devices that support video (Zen, mobile phone) and having a (nearly) one-click app to handle the entire rip-transcode-burn cycle is a dream.
I have a Popcorn Hour A100 on the way (huzza!) so now I really want to start creating high quality backups and storing them on my NAS. I don’t have unlimited storage (and I have lots of DVDs) so I don’t want to store entire ISOs, nor the special featurettes, etc. So my question is this: “what is the best video/audio encoding and what is the best container format to use”? I only want to store the main movie plus the accompanying AC3 or DTS audio track plus English subtitles if available. I’m only backing up standard def DVDs, and my biggest concern is video quality (on mostly action flicks). The A100 plays pretty much everything so all options are on the table. Is h.264/audiocopy/mkv the way to go? How should I pick bitrates, etc?
Thanks for any help!