I have an issue of selecting the correct container and codec in DVDFab 5.x. and would like some recommendations.
I am ripping avi/mp4/mkv files from a TV/Episodal’ DVD to compress the file size in order to play them on the Western Digital HDTV. The player does play all the files ripped so far, however, it takes about 1-2 hours, depending on the selections, to rip one file episode.
(1) Is this a normal processing time (my old pc is a single P4/2.66Ghz/2GB RAM) ? I’m using 22.214.171.124
(2) I would like to know a suggested frame rate / container / codec to use to get the highest quality without any jittering effects.
The 29.97 fps looks to be the best quality, but the playback is somewhat jittery when, for example, panning up a tall building. (AVI/H264)
The 23.97 fps plays without jitter, but the quality isn’t the same. (MP4/H264)
VOB passthrough plays the best, but is too big.
(3) Should I be aiming for the lowest bits/pixel ratio? Fixed Bitrate settings?
Long story short, I thought to ask those more knowledgable for best settings rather than trial and error as it the process takes too long. I don’t have a preference regarding the container or codec, I just want the best picture with the best compression and can run the rip overnight. I would like to keep the file size under 500MB per episode.
Thanks for any help. BTW…DVDFab developers, you have a great product and I have recommended it to several people.