Going away for the weekend, SWMBO wants some of her DVDs put on her Blackberry for the journey. It'll play AVI so that's what I'm going with.
Currently the process is to manually copy the DVD's video folder to my PC, convert the VOB file(s) to MPG using DVD authoring software, then convert that to AVI. Thing is, it takes pretty much real time (i.e. as many minutes as the movie is long) to do the AVI conversion, I don't know if that's normal or because my P4 XP PC is just slow?
Can't really be bothered to find and install some software since it's not something I envisage doing often, but if there's something which drastically cuts down on time/effort then I'd be interested?
And does anyone know which video/audio codecs I should use, or the horizontal/vertical sizes I could shrink it down to without noticeable quality loss? Does it matter if the GOP in the MPG file is broken (non standard) if it isn't going to be burned to DVD?