I've decided to convert my tv show DVDs to the new standardised MP4 files for storage on my external harddrive.
I found this 'how-to' website - http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/13516/convert-dvd-to-mp4-h.264-with-hd-decrypter-and-handbrake/ - this recommends using DVDFab to rip the DVDs and HandBrake to convert the .VOB to MP4s.
So the type of MP4s i'm looking to compile are based on the new "The SD x264 TV Releasing Standards 2012" - http://scenerules.irc.gs/t.html?id=2012_SDTVx264r.nfo - I also found a forum with a bit of how-to discussion, which seems semi-helpful - http://superuser.com/questions/416079/how-would-the-sd-x264-tv-releasing-standards-2012-translate-into-mencoder-opti
I've been experimenting using these programs, trying to get the same MP4 quality that seem to be the new standard, ie Frame width/height: 720x404, Bitrate: around 800 to 1000 kbps.
So, for example, i've just tried a test conversion on my DVD of 'dead set', with HardBrake set as follows:(see below)
The details of the outputted MP4 are:
- Frame width/height: 720x624
- Data rate: 1001kbps
- Total bitrate: 1156kbps
- Frame rate: 25 frames/second
- Bit rate: 154kbps
- Channels: 2 (stereo)
- Audio sample rate: 48 kHz
Anyway, before I convert all my DVDs I just want to get peoples ideas on if this is considered a 'standard' encryption? what changes I should make? basically any thoughts on this?