I looked for an answer in previous postings, but haven’t found a Strait answer that isn’t over a year old! What I am looking for is the following. My environment follows so you have a better understanding of what I am trying to do.
DVD Fab Settings for best quality SD and BR disc using MP4.H264.AAC or AVI.H264.AC3
- Video Bitrate
- Frame rate
- Audio Bit rate
- Frame Resolution
DVD FAB Output?
- H264 Profile?
- AAC output: HE-AAC/ Multichannel?
I recently purchased DVDFab5 Platinum with mobile option. I intend to rip backups of my DVD collection, which consists of SD DVD, BR, HD-DVD. At this time, I am only interested in backing up this media to my NAS (DNS-323) or the HD on my Popcorn Hour A-110.
I intend to stream the content to multiple endpoints in my house. These consist of the PH A-110, PS3, Xbox360, and PC. I plan to encode everything in MP4.H264.AAC or AVI.H264.AC3, so I can reduce the size of the VOB file. I was previously everything in AVI.XVID.AC3, but reading hear, everyone prefers H264 to the XVID codec, due to the better quality output. Also they prefer the MP4 container compared to the larger overhead of the AVI container. Toughts? MKV is interesting, but amongst my devices, only the PH and PC support this container.
My desire is to keep the video quality as high as possible, while keeping the Audio as close to the original disc quality (HE-AAC, AC3, or DTS). I do this because I don’t want to notice any quality loss while watching it on my 60" 1080P TV and hearing it over my 5.1 surround sound system. Both the PS3 and Xbox connect to this TV, via HDMI, so I need to produce a container/video codec/audio codec that is supported by one of these devices. I most likely will use the PS3 for the MP4 codec, since the the Xbox doesn’t support AAC multichannel sound.
The process I use is first rip (DVD9) the movie only into a VOB file. I do this with DVDFAB or AnyDVD, depending on the protection. Sometimes I skip the VOB file process and use DVDFab Mobile to encode the source into the H264 codec. Where I need help is to understand the video bitstream, frame rate, audio bitstream, and frame resolution I need to use to ensure I get the best quality and not make the saved file larger than it needs to be.
I really appreciate your help on this. If you can help me determine this on my own, it the future, that would be great! I heard the calculators aren’t good due to VBR, so that is why I haven’t used those to solve my problem:eek: