DVD to Ipod settings

Ive been using DVDfab for backing up movies and tried my first dvd to ipod. It took 3 hours to do a 2 pass and 1hour to do a 1 pass. How do I know what to changs in the setting example screan size ect. On my older HP 933 I keep getting errors and cant copy. The newer pc is a HP 2 gig with 1 gig of ram and works ok. Would like to use the older pc but only have 512 ram. Is there anyone outthere with any info on dvd to ipod setting??
Thank you


what type of ipod do you have? what size of file do you want smallest or bigger the better?

i dont use these options but from looking at the specs…

Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps)

2.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight
320-by-240-pixel resolution at 163 pixels per inch

MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

id choose mpeg4 just because dvdfab chose this for me.

if file size doesnt matter id select fixed bitrate and go all the way to 2500 kbps, framerate of 30 fps, audio bitrate 128, frame resolution of 320 x 240


Got the new 8 gig nano