I guess I will continue to point out these issues until they are resolved. I have been asking for one of these bugs to be fixed for over 19 months and another for over 14 months. The last time I pointed them out in a post Ting responded.
With DVD to Mobile â€“ PSP true cropping (like 480x208) is only available in â€œpsp.h264.firmware2.8+â€. It is not available in any of the other presets. This has been the case at least since March 2008 (126.96.36.199 was the first version I was aware of that had this issue). It has been 14 months and I have mentioned it many times with it never being resolved. The cropping issue is a bug. You should be able to crop videos for at least 3.30+ and 2.80+. Before 188.8.131.52 true cropping was available with 3.30+. Why would anyone want to encode black bars for a 2.35:1 movie? The file sizes are bigger and it just isn’t necessary. 3.30+ handles cropped videos 480 pixels wide just fine. The PSP will handle cropped videos at least after 2.80. I have run hundreds of cropped videos in many versions of firmware after 2.80 (including 3.30 and the latest 5.50)
2 pass still does not work for PSP as well. 2 pass has never worked for me consistently on longer films with the PSP presets. I started encoding for PSP with DVDFab in Nov. 2007. On shorts it works but rarely on longer films. I stop trying it because I was wasting time. It hardly ever works for regular length movies. I have mentioned this issue many times in the last 19 months and it has never been resolved. I have tried with multiple machines and multiple OSes (WinXP/Vista/Win7) with no success.
Following is problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: fabCore.exe
Application Version: 184.108.40.206
Application Timestamp: 4a010ea3
Fault Module Name: msvcrt.dll
Fault Module Version: 7.0.7100.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 49eea5fe
Exception Code: 40000015
Exception Offset: 0006611c
OS Version: 6.1.7220.127.116.11.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: b4a1
Additional Information 2: b4a1b0c82121b5a8c40ae419a7427994
Additional Information 3: a235
Additional Information 4: a23507b1278e4dea6a393d15940eac49
With DVD to Mobile â€“ PSP and Generic clicking on â€œFixed Bitrateâ€ and changing value does nothing. If I change the fixed bitrate so that I have a bits/pixel of .125 it does not keep that fixed bitrate. The rate always stays at whatever gives it a bits/pixel rate of .15. I tested this in â€œpsp.h264.firmware2.8+â€ , â€œpsp.h264.firmware3.3+â€, and â€œgeneric.mp4.h264.aacâ€. This is not the way DVDFab used to work. You used to be able to change the fixed bitrate when encoding for PSP.
With DVD to Mobile â€“ PSP and Generic when I change the â€œfixed file sizeâ€ to get a .125 bits/pixel it does not appear that these setting are saving either. No matter what I do the bits/pixel = .138. If I change file size until I get the .125 and click â€œOKâ€ and then go back to conversion settings it it says .138. This is not the way DVDFab used to work. You used to be ab to change the fixed files size when encoding for PSP.
You cannot change the file name with DVD to Mobile â€“ PSP. When you change and hit â€œOKâ€ and then come back to conversion settings it is back to the â€œâ€¦Title1.DVDRipâ€.
With the â€œgeneric.mp4.h264.aacâ€ preset Iâ€™m unable to change the audio format to stereo. It remains locked at 5.1 Multichannel (though Iâ€™m unsure how files are encoded).