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Ripping DVDs To Watch On H2C HD2

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What software will produce the best quality ripped DVD movies to watch on an H2C HD2?  There seem to be a ton of products out there and I can't decipher which one is just a player or requires me to decrypt the DVD first.  I've ripped movies to watch on an ipod before and that works fine.  I used DVD Decrypter and Videora for ipod to watch the .mp4s.  The quality was fine.  This isn't working on the H2C HD2 though.  And the .avi files I produced to watch with Windows Media Player kept buffering.  What should I use?  Also, any way the quality would look like the pre-loaded Transformers movies that came with the phone?  Those files were mp4s as well and look amazing.  Thanks!
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SnibborgOwner

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I've tended to use DVD Decryptor and then rely upon Super to create the end file.  You can get a copy here: http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

You can adjust quality and size pretty infinitely with Super.  It can be a bit clunky with the interface, but once you get used to it, you'll use it all the time.

I've been using Super to watch movies on my iPaq in 640 x 480 for years, even with old processors.

Snibborg

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Ok, so I'm pretty unfamiliar with most of this.  Is this still the best option for a Windows OS phone?  What video file type is the best to play on a Windows OS phone?  And then what player do I use?  
SnibborgOwner

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Not sure what video player your particular windows phone uses, but my iPaq uses Windows Media Player, which uses WMV files as native.

If you use Super you can select the container type, WMV and display resolution - you'll have to get that from the manual.  Once you've got that you'll have to experiment with Super to get the best results.

Snibborg

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The H2C HD2 uses Windows Media Player.  So I'm playing an mp4 file and although the video quality is great, the sound frequently stutters.  I created this file by using DVD Decrypter and then Videora.  It plays fine on an iPOD.  So what can I adjust to fix the sound issue?  
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Windows Media Player plays WMV's best.  This is because Microsoft developed the format.  Though Videora is very good for iPods (for which it was designed), it's probably not the right tool for your H2C.  I suspect that the problem lies with the video overloading the phone, which causes the sound to stutter.  

Can Videora output to WMV?  If not, I would suggest a different conversion package.

Snibborg

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Thanks!