First off, I am an absolute neophyte when it comes to Ipods and various conversion issues. I just got a 5th gen (30 GB) myself as a recent B-day present. I resisted the family’s pleas and threats for as long as possible… , even my wife has one and she hates pcs and techie stuff.
Chaulk it up to beginner’s luck, but I’ve had no problems thus far.
I’ve done a few flicks…direct conversion from the dvd. I didn’t note any real sync issues. I suppose it may not be perfect, but it’s a lot better then the old Godzilla movies…
Seriously, if present at all, any sync issues are virtually indiscernible…at least to my 58 yo eyes and brain. I’ve done a few episodes of Perry Mason (1955), GoldenEye, To Have and Have Not, The Princess Bride, The Guardian and A Walk To Remember. I’ve done a combination of these both to my pc and Ipod and to my wife’s laptop and Ipod. No playback issues whatsoever.
I was certain that at least twice previously, I had converted from the hdd (ie., a previous rip…done in file mode, main movie). To verify, I just now converted “A Walk To Remember”, ripped in file mode, customize mode, but did the entire disc…again no playback or av sync issues apparent at all.
Initially, when converting, I left the default configuration intact…attached image #1.
For the most part, I think I have been using Cage123’s “sweet spot” settings…attached image #2
(Thanks for those settings Cage!)
Both configurations result in decent playback and no av sync issues.