I'm looking for a good reccomendation for a format to go with. I like having video on my iphone, but on trips I'd rather use my laptop to watch the videos so I have a slightly bigger screen.(doesn't need to be full laptop screen, just bigger) I plan on putting my whole collection of Family guy, Hogans Hero's etc on my computer, and then if room permits at least my family guy collection on my iphone.
I obviously want H.264, but iphone uses the M4V ext, where as my lappy uses anything, and psp only uses MP4. Can I just rip the whole collection to my computers HD in MP4 H.264, and then whatever I load up on my iphone just let itunes convert it to M4V? I am assuming itunes won't convert the actual file, but make a copy to M4V ext only when it needs to go on my iphone? I don't have a enough space for itunes to have its own copy of the same movie on my hard drive, which is stupid anyway. Will any of my MP4 files show up in my itunes video library if they are MP4? That would work fine to me if it did, and then make a copy converted that goes directly on to my iphone. I'd like to view them through itunes to make it easier to pick and choose which ones to put on my phone, and to watch on lappy with quicktime.
I suppose I could just let dvdfab make them all in M4V format and have to find a program to convert back to MP4 for my PSP. Sorry if this souns long or complicated. I'd just like the best of both worlds. I don't care about viewing on my TV, well maybe my small 32" next to my bar I'm building.
So far with my testing of bitrates, the larger ipod screen resolution(think the 480X??? setting) doesn't look to bad on my lappy using quicktime with 500 kbps. I tried 600, 8000, and 1000 with no real difference. At least no real difference in a cartoon like Family Guy anyway.
I just finished 130gb of my music collection this past summer, talk about all the studying up I did on that before I went through the process of ripping all my cd's. I even burnt up a cdrw drive LOL.
Any thought or suggestions? TIA!