Hi everyone, I have come across what seems to be a few bugs in the latest version of DVDFab Platinum 184.108.40.206 when it comes to DVD-iPod conversion.
Situation: I have ripped some episodes off a DVD and they reside on my HDD in vob format in their own directories. They play fine, they are straight 1:1 copies. I want to convert them to an iPod format so first I went with the ipod h264 profile, sound set to 128kb 200% vol, resolution 368x204. A test conversion went fine, no problems. After setting up a batch to run overnight, most of the resulting files had a greyish overlay for the first 5-10 seconds or so before flicking back to normal picture.
That’s bug 1.
After I couldn’t figure out why i got these grey overlays, I switched to the ipod mpeg4 profile, same settings. I actually had to edit the xml file to include the 368x204 res. Again, first test went fine. Again I set up a batch job, though only 3 eps this time. First one was fine, the second and third one however the output was changed from 16:9 to 4:3, so I got two black bars left and right and the picture was distorted.
That’s bug 2.
I tested different resolutions, from 320x240 to 680xetc. The result is the same. Most of the time I end up with a distorted 4:3 picture, even though in the log window it says 16:9 detected. It has also happened when I do just a single episode, no batch. I am at my wits end - maybe 20% of the time I get the correct output.
Any input would be appreciated - if these are indeed bugs I am awaiting the next version eagerly!
P.S.: OS is XP Pro SP2.