Since I don’t see it on the forums yet, I thought I would share how to create files that can be streamed to the PS3 (firmware 2.42) with selectable subtitles and still maintain the AC3 (Dolby 5.1) audio.
The short version:
[li]Use DVDFab DVD to Mobile Generic[/li][li]Make sure to check one or more of the subpicture options (i.e. English) when selecting your title and audio.[/li][li]In Conversion Settings:[/li][LIST]
[li]Select generic.avi.xvid.audiocopy[/li][li]Select “Extract to idx/sub file” under Subpicture[/li][/ul]
[li]After DVDFab completes, use AVIAddXSubs to combine the AVI and IDX files into DIVX file playable on the PS3[/li][ul]
[li]After the video starts playing on the PS3 hit the Subtitle button on the remote or select via the triangle on the game controller to enable subtitles.[/li][/LIST]
Please ignore this thread if you:
[li]Don’t care about maintaining the original AC3 audio track and/or think the 2-channel AAC available in the PS3 profile is A-OK.[/li][li]Have no real need for selectable subtitles and can live with burned in (full or forced) or no subtitles.[/li][/ul]
If you’re source is a movie originally shot of film then I would highly recommend forcing the framerate to 23.976 to achieve a cleaner look, smaller file size, and quicker encoding.
If you don’t need subtitles then your best option for high quality and fast output is to use VOB Steamcopy in DVDFab.