[QUOTE=prat;2267108]I am running dvdfab plat 5250 and am new to this. I am burning my dvd collection of several hundred to my vista PC. Objective is to burn a copy on hard drive and use my vist PC to playback movies on my 52in sony 1080p TV. I want to remove all the dvd case’s from my family room.
Question: Can someone tell me what the best settings are to rip the dvd. I want to also ensure i can easly cataloge the movies aka surf/review in media centre and or other library software.
Right now i am defaulting to DVD to Mobile Generic.avi.h264.audiocopy I’m not overly concerned with file size so anything 1-5gig is fine per movie.
Just want a great quality that i can play back on my tv. also want one video file to deal with no mulit vob’s since they dont catalog well.[/QUOTE]
Most of this is easily answered, but first clarification is needed.
“I am burning my dvd collection of several hundred” (remember this comment)
“I’m not overly concerned with file size” (this, too)
“Just want a great quality” (the kicker…)
You’ll have to define 'great". For example, copying just the main film from a DVD will yield you a file of approx 3-4 GB (avg. of long and short films), and 500 of those will occupy approx 1.5 - 2 TB of HD space (on the basis that 1 TB=1,000 GB). But you will retain original DVD quality for picture and sound. One kind of “great”.
Or, you can rip main movies, convert to .avi format, and end up with a file approx .7-1.3 GB, using much less HD space, but picture and sound quality will suffer from that kind of compression and conversion.
On a limited budget, that kind of space saving could also be “great”.
What’s your definition?