Does anyone here use DVDFab for converting their DVD’s to .mkv files to play on the WD TV Live Hub? Could you please send me your DVDFab profile that you use? If not, I have a list of questions that I need answering:
1. Which .mkv format do I use?
The choices are as follows:
2. What frame resolution should I be using?
I tried setting it up for same as source, but then again, it changes depending on the DVD I want to convert to .mkv format. So what should it be set at for a modern widescreen DVD, and what for an older full screen DVD? Or I simply have to select the proper .mkv format and DVDFab will take care of the rest by keeping it as “Same as source”?
3. What fixed bitrate should I use to get the best quality?
What is the highest bitrate the WD TV Live Hub can use and when does going too high not make any difference or make things worse? File size is always going to be different depending on the length of the DVD I am converting, so I am looking for a consistent bitrate across all of my DVD’s that I want to convert.
4. What should my framerate be set at for Region-1 DVD’s?
I thought that the framerate of Region-1 DVD’s (NTSC) was 29.97 fps, while Region-2 DVD’s (PAL) was 23.976 fps. Depending on the mkv format I select, sometimes DVDFab sets the framerate on my Region-1 DVD to 23.976 fps, and sometimes simply has it as “Same as source”.
5. What should my audio channel and audio bitrate be set to for the best sound?
The audio channel changes depending on the .mkv format you use. Either it is set to “Same as source” or it lists mono, stereo, Dolby Digital / ProLogic, Dolby ProLogic II, or 5.1 Multichannel. Again, this also changes depending the age of the DVD I am converting and what audio tracks the DVD has on it. What is the best bitrate that I should set each to where as it is the best sound at the lowest rating where any higher not even an audiophile can notice any defects in the sound?
I would have posted these questions on the DVDFab forums, but then I would have to put up with the BS of people posting that I bought the wrong media player and not really helping me. Having people in this forum who have the WD TV Live Hub is one step closer to me having the solutions I need.
Thanks for your help.