OK. Thought I would report my findings. I used my “I AM Legend BD” to work with. All work done on Quadcore 6600, 4GB ram, Vista 32, Intel motherboard/Chipset, Nvidia 8600 512GT. Latest drivers/bios. Ripped to HD using latest AnyDVD-HD.
I converted a 16.2GB mt2s file to a 7.9GB Dual Layer using your recommended settings.
I selected: Profile 4.0 (by the way I could not find a Profile 4.1 or 4.2–is that an add on?), 2 pass, 1280 x 720 HD-Ready, Stream Copy, Locked Size, Checked. 8150 selected in radial box.
Selected output file to another HD. Low Priority ticked.
While encoding, I did notice that RipBot used all 4 cores at 90+%!
Waited 6 hours or so and played the MTV from the HD on same system to Toshiba 32" 720P LCD.
I used TMT (126 update-hardware accelerated checked) and then Media Center players when playing from HD.
1st thing I noticed was jerkiness in movement or panning scenes, not so good…!
Intro of movie where he walks through grass and around building to shoot the deer was disconcerting.
However PQ was suprisingly good, especially noticed in screen shots of face, which showed high eye detail, lashes, veins in the whites of eyes, detail in Iris, etc…
The jekiness I assume to be due to high compression resulting in dropped frames. No wonder the original mt2s was 16.2GB.
I don’t think that burning the 8GB MKV to a DL and playing on my Oppo 980 will improve things.
Are there any settings/changes in what I am doing, that you or someone, can recommend that would smooth out the jerkiness in action/panned shots?