DVD Catalyst 3 problems

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    Hi,

    Anyone experiencing stuttering in the picture when viewing on the Droid? The audio is seamless but the picture will often freeze momentarily. I tried these settings for HQ quality as suggested on the website and on an earlier thread:

    Settings I am using for DVD Catalyst 3:
    Verizon Droid HQ preset
    Screen: 848x480
    Video: 1600 kbps
    1 pass encode
    Audio: 160 stereo
    Format: iPod H264 HQ

    I even tried the same settings with the default smaller screen size (I forgot the size) as represented on the Droid template on the program.


    I even killed all running apps thinking that things would process more quickly but no luck. Thanks.
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    What DVD did you rip? If it's a newer one, You might need to run AnyDVD also to bypass the protection....
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    1600kbps using h264 is a bit much for the Droid to handle. Try dropping it back to 1100-1200kbps.
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    I've used 800Kbps~1000Kbps bitrate, and they should look HQ on the droid. Using 1600Kbps for bitrate will let those extra details redundant. U won't see much details on a small screen.
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    I just bought the entire series of 'The Wire'...but other DVDs have stuttered as well. I will try and reduce the bitrate tonight and see what happens!
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    Your video quality is too high. Have you tried the default settings in DVD Catalyst? they provide a good quality video as well (and at a reasonable filesize)
    You can also email me directly, I do visit these forums, but not continiously. My response time by email is usually near instant.
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    Yes it is...:yr1: and always willing to help!
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    Enoded at 1000 kbs last night....still some stuttering but not as bad as before. I'm confused because on the developers website they say that 1600 kbs can be used. I'm a stickler for quality and always try to squeeze the most out of everything. I'll notch it down to 800 tonight. the good thing is that I didn't notice any decrease in image quality between 1600 kbs and 1000 kbs.
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    The specifications companies post for their phones usually indicate a total bitrate. So if you are using 160kbps for audio, it would leave you with 1440 kbps for the video.

    If you still have sturrer-issues at the 1000kbps quality setting, try to make sure there are no other programs active on the phone. A soft-reset should help as well.
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    Ive had some problems with some blu ray mkv's not converting...transformers, GI Joe, ... I think its a sound issue. Anybody else have any issues with these? Ive been using makemkv and dvd cataylst 3
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    The 2.0.1 update has solved all of the stuttering and freezing issues!!
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    The update did fix that on my friend's Droid, but those are the settings I used before I manually updated my phone. The only program I have experienced stuttering with is HandBrake.
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    Hi I'm having some playback issues for a dvd on my Droid using DVD Catalyst 3....the file transferred fine...but there are some squiggly stutter lines on the right half of the screen.

    These are the settings I used....any suggestions? Thanks!

    Verizon Droid HQ preset
    Screen: 848x480
    Video: 1000 kbps
    1 pass encode
    Audio: 160 stereo
    Format: iPod H264 HQ
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    Hi mack38,

    Is it just one file, or are all your files experiencing this?
    And when you try and play the file on your computer, does it have the same problem?
    The file should play fine in Quicktime or VLC on your computer.
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    Hi! Thanks for your quick reply! I believe the error was on my part. I changed one of the cropping settings and somehow changed a rotate option....??? It was only one file so I reconverted the DVD again and it is perfect now.
    GREAT program....thanks again.
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    Hi! Thanks for your quick reply! I believe the error was on my part. I changed one of the cropping settings and somehow changed a rotate option....??? It was only one file so I reconverted the DVD again and it is perfect now.
    GREAT program....thanks again.
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    You are welcome. The rotate options can do that. I added those in the current version, so I kinda forgot that they were in there :)
    Glad you have it figured out though.