Optimal Settings?

Feb 5 at 3:29 PM
I'm looking for the optimal settings to use to stay as close to the original DVD as possible but also keep Movies to no more than 750mb or smaller and shows to be no more than 575mb or smaller.
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Feb 5 at 4:13 PM
Experiment with Constant Quality: pick a quality that you like where you don't notice it getting any better when you increase it further. Start at 20 and tweak from there. It's the encoder's job to make the file as small as possible given that quality. You can get better file sizes by using a slower x264 preset, though the gains are marginal if you go past the Medium setting, and you'll get very long encode times.

Make sure to use High Profile if you've got a capable device, make sure you've got only one audio track and make sure you're not resizing the picture larger than the original video resolution. There may be some other pitfalls but this should give you a good start.