i'm sure this little guide will help alot of people.
these settings are for very good viewing on a 46" lcd tv or lower through a ps3 or xbox 360 and fantastic viewing on a 6th gen ipod or 2nd gen ipod touch.
1) open dvd fab mobile, choose ps3, choose a file to convert, select next, select conversion settings, select playstation 3, add below settings, then set as default. now you never have to touch these again. (unless you want to experiment)
- encoding method - fast encoding 1 pass (2 pass will be longer)
- fixed bit rate - 1500kbs
- fixed file size - do not touch. this will auto fill due to bit rate change.
- split - no split
- framerate - 23.976 fps (only try a different one if you have problems with a conversion. doesn't happen very often)
- audio bit rate - 128kbps
- volume - 200%
i always use 704 x 400 if its available (this is max resolution you can go for ipod). if its not available, look at what ratio dvdfab has chosen on the right and find the next lowest one closest to it.
PLEASE NOTE BELOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- anything higher then 704 x 400 will not work most of the time on 6th gen ipod and 2nd gen ipod touch.
none of this works on 5th gen or lower, you must use the ipod selection.
file name - this is what the file name will show on computer.
title - this is for the title of the file
author - this is for director or producer of movie or show.
file name - SEINFELD 102 (this way keeps files in order on computer)
title - 102 - THE STAKEOUT (this shows up under name in itunes)
i also use mp3tag to fill in other things like comments (brief episode description), year, genre and a thumbnail. this program actually imbeds it into the file so you never have to re-type anything again.
file sizes will turn out to approx:
movie - 1gb to 1.6gb depending on length of movie.
tv show - 200mb to 600mb depending on length of show.
i use the ps3 settings because it seems to be the common format for ps3, xbox 360, 6th gen ipod and 2nd gen ipod touch. this way i dont have to convert more then once.
remember, to be able to play the files for the consoles, you must use a fat 32 device and put all files into a folder named video.
if you want everything to run from your computer, just install tversity, and you will be able to stream to almost any device with ease.
i could make a full step by step guide with pictures from beginning to end if people would like that. (i would need help on how to load pics though)
anyway i hope this answers alot questions and helps you all.