I finally created a profile that I'm happy with. I have ripped about 50 movies with it, with very good results.
When I rip a movie, I don't mess with the aspect ratio or resolution settings anymore. I leave them at the default. I adjusted the default volume to 125%. The 150% we talked about earlier caused clipping in some movies that were recorded loud to begin with.
My movies come out at about 1.2 to 1.4GB average, with excellent quality. I bought the DVR base with the A7 and I can watch my ripped movies directly on my 42" HDTV and still have a great looking picture. (You know, getting up and walking to the DVD rack in the living room can be so labor-intensive.) Actually, I'm doing it more for my kids because they abuse the DVDs so much. I figure this way they don't have to touch the DVDs to watch their favorite movies.
Anyway, try out this final version of my Archos 7 profile and see what you think. Drop it into your DVDFab Profiles folder, remove the .txt extension (necessary for posting here), and run DVDFab. The new profile will appear under DVD to Mobile, in the PVP submenu. Let me know if you have any trouble. Good luck!
PS - I know Archos claims the unit is 800X480, and maybe it actually has that many pixels, but it will not play video files of that size. 720 is its limit. Most of my movies default to about 720X304, or something like that.
archos7.avi.xvid.mp3.xml.txt (943 Bytes)