Tried the same resolution at 2500 kbps with same results.
What did work about 99% was to drop the resolution to 480X272, which native on the iphone is 480X320. I almost still see it, but its so vague you would have to be watching for it(this all done on the lappy/not the iphone). Weird how you were saying to drop the resolution and see if that works, which it did. Yet the dvd’s much later in the series play fine at the higher resolution.
Although, I did use 1 pass encoding with the test run since it would go much quicker. I am doing the rest in 2 pass right now, and if its the same that will be great.
I wonder how much more quality I get from doing 2 pass encoding than 1 pass?
I am basically setting up my collection to play overly nice on my iphone/lappy, and play at close to a dvd quality using 1600 kbps 2 pass(if 2 pass even pays), since I don’t want to rip, encode & tag the whole collection twice.