Hi. I have DVDFab 126.96.36.199 and I live in Europe. However, I have recently bought a few DVDs in America (The Departed, and 12 Angry Men) which are NTSC.
Up to now, I have encoded all my PAL DVDs to iPod with the “ipod.mpeg4” profile with “High quality encoding (2-pass)”, a bitrate of 768 kbps, and framerate of 25 fps, a custom frame resolution of 640x360 for 16:9, and 640x480 for 4:3. For audio, the bitrate I select is 128 kbps at 150% volume.
For PAL, there are no problems. It’s once I try encoding NTSC (with the exact same settings above except with 29.97 fps), when problems arise. The encoding process completes without any error. But when I playback the file (with Quicktime for example), at the end of the movie (around the last 1/20th), the video turns white, and the audio continues.
I tried ripping the Main Movie from the disc to my harddrive, and then encoding it to iPod format, with the same results. I tried just encoding one chapter of the DVD, but still, the last 1/20th of the movie is just white.
Then I changed the setting when encoding to iPod to “Fast encoding (1-pass)” and the white is gone, and the video ends normally. Is there anything I’m doing wrong? Is it maybe because my DVD drive’s region is PAL?