Ok, see, now we’re getting somewhere!
This is what has been confusing me. I’ve been using another program, CloneDVD Mobile, to make vids for my Zune and PS3. In it, the highest resolution available for DVD to PS3 (which is my main concern, Zune is fine the way it is) is 720x480. I’ve always thought, and read quite a few times, that 720x480 is THE DVD resolution. When using that size in CDVD-M, the video looks great (it doesn’t crop the black bars, however), but there are other issues that prompted me to try DVDFAb, especially being able to queue up multiple movies to encode overnight.
But after messing around with DVDFab, I never could find that “720x480” resolution that I thought my movies should be encoded in. I’m a stickler for keeping the resolution as close to, if not AT, the source resolution, so only seeing sizes below or above what I was expecting has been racking my brain! But now that you mention “Anamorphic”, things are beginning to click.
So, basically, DVDFab doesn’t do anamorphic, and that’s why I’m not seeing my beloved 720x480? Or am I missing the point totally?
At the end of the day, what I want to know is “what resolution do I need to use to get as close to, or at, original DVD source resolution” without upsizing, or downsizing for that matter.
BTW, I tend to use 2Mbps encoding rate, PS3 profile, so size doesn’t matter all that much to me.