I’ve been a long time user of DVDfab, going way back to, I think, 2004, and I really love the product.
Anyway, up until recently, like in the last few months, I had just been using it to make backups of DVDs that I own in ISO format. (So I can let my buddies borrow my original DVDs without having to buy replacements if they “lose” them.) Now that there are thumb drives capable of holding 32 gigs of data and whatnot, I’d like to convert some of my movies to digital format, as in h.264 so I can bring them with me to my friend’s houses and watch them on their computers.
The problem seems to be that whenever I use generic and try to encode the movies as h.264, no matter what settings I use (making the movie 700mb big, or 2-3 gb big, or whether I use AAC, MP3, or source audio), the audio almost always loses sync when playing the resulting file. Even when playing it off of my hard drive, not the thumb.
The only way I can seem to get it to consistently work is to make a mkv file, with xvid and mp3 at 64 bps, at 600mb.
Which isn’t really a problem, as it works, but the movies almost never really look that great.
Should I stick with xvid, which works, or is there a way to get h.264 to work?
I suppose I could just suck it up and keep using xvid, at higher video bitrates, but it would be nice if I could use the higher quality h.264.