I’m thinking of ripping most of our DVDs and then stuffing them away in some deep and dangerous cellar.. Or, you know, in the basement of my in-laws.. 😉
Anyway; I’m considering three options,
- Using Nero Recode 2 to rip it all to h264 and AAC Stereo
- Using AutoGk (or something similar) to rip it to DivX and MP3 stereo
- Using TMPGEnc XPress to rip it to WMV with 5.1 audio
For most films I guess stereo would do just fine, but for some I really want to keep the 5.1 soundtrack. On the other hand; MP4 is a pretty handy format and AAC is not the worst of audio formats. The problem is that the Xbox360 does not understand multi-channel AAC in the MP4 container. If it understood that I would not hesitate at all to go down that path.
I don’t want to rip all my DVDs in two formats and I feel that it is vital that I can watch all my DVDs using the Xbox. Does 5.1 sound really make all the difference? Perhaps I should just rip all the non-effects films using Nero Recode and stereo sound. And keep all the action movies that I want to keep the 5.1 surround sound from.
Another interesting link: Red Herring – AutoMkv