I) DVD Decryptor to rip DVD to iso file. If I need subtitles I use DVDFab. Not yet tried directly using handbrake to rip DVD to iso.
II) Handbrake Settings:
- source - find your Movie____.iso file
- I use .iso images as I watch movies on my PC via DVD Shrink: seach for the .iso file: dbl clk for full screen. Easy Fast. Action.
- select movie on source drive
- check timing of movie to be sure it's the right one
- iPhone & Ipod touch
- container: mp4
- destination: (other Harddrive) - Save as type - mp4
- change m4v to mp4 (destination file name)
- check: iPod 5G Support
height = 480 = height of droid
width - I check if width is going to be more than 848. Is it is, I uncheck "Keep aspect ratio" and enter the actual width number of the source file.
Example: Source = 720 X 480 so I enter those numbers in Handbrake for w/h.
Video codec - H.264 (x264)
FPS = Same as source
Avg Bitrate = 1200
Check: 2 Pass-encoding
Check: Turbo first pass
Sample rate auto - as its 48kHz in source
Bitrate = 160kbps as that's what's selected already - even though track says 128kbps.
Result: 90 min DVD = ~1GB mp4 file. Takes 10 min to transfer to Droid via USB 2.0 Mount. If you have the sdcard adaptor, you can insert the sdcard into it and then insert the adapter card into a card reader to fast copy gigs of data from PC to sdcard in very short times. Remember sometimes it's hard to reinsert the sdcard into the droid. Be careful. Take your time.
The above conditions make great DVDs: words / mouths are in sync, amazing picture quality, plus you have the ability to instantly shut off movie and return to phone action without any problems. No heating. None!!!
Disadvantage to this codec - Conversion time = 4 to 5 hours for a 90min film. Do it overnight. When you see the results play easily on your Droid.......... fill in the rest!!