I want to convert some music concerts from my DVds to CD sized files ( so way I can keep them all on HD for fast easy access without running out of space and I can 1-click launch the shows without all of the introductory DVD crap.
I’d like to be able to plug in a media centre remote and sort + launch them from the MCE menus but that’s not essential. I figure that I’ll be able to do that once they are in a suitable video format which media player is happy with.
So I figure I should use the DVD to Mobile generic option with “keep source audio” & f"ixed output file size" options. I don’t use surround sound so I can restrcit audio to basic 2 channel stereo. Am I right in thinking that this option preserves the original DVD audio quality ?
Now once I fix the overall file size & the audio options that leaves bit rate & frame rate parameters & I’m not sure how to optimise these within the overall file size limitation. The closest match for a 16x9 aspect DVD resolution is 720x400 so should i go for that & leave the bit rate setting alone , or do I need to experiment with various combinations ?
I guess I don’t reaslly get whatprocessing DVDfab does & what decisions it makes automatically when its constrained to work towards a fixed output file size . I appraciate that it has to sacrifice some quality aspect to shrink a 5GB show down to 1/10th of its origianal size. Since we are talking music concerts, whihs is fairly static visually compared with big screen fast action movies waht are the optimal video compression settings ?