Hi. I have a Seagate 4 TB BlackArmor NAS, and just bought a WD Live TV for my bedroom. I also have a PS3 in my living room. I’m trying to figure out the best format to rip my DVD library (I legally own all the movies) to. I was using Handbrake and ripping the movies to M4v, but it appears that the Live TV does not support this format (PS3 will play them back using PS3 Media Server for Transcoding). I tried DIVX AVI (using Auto Gordian Knot), and playback is somewhat jittery (I have a gigabit network) from both the PS3 and Live TV. I then tried XVID (AVI) using Auto Gordian Knot, which seems better- but I get some serious pixelation issues during action scenes, and the movies seem alot larger and quality alot poorer than I was formerly getting from M4v.
So all in all I’ve tried M4v (Not supported by Live TV), MKV (not supported by PS3), DIVX (jittery) and XVID (big and quality is nowhere near DVD unless it’s nearly as big as DVD).
I’m almost to the point where I am going to do ISO’s and call it a day- but I’d rather not eat up the space on my NAS if theres another option. I dont mind putting sometime in for a good rip, but I’m not looking to put in 8 hours a movie.
If anyone out there has a better way, I’m listening…