I have had no synchronization issues with my DVDs, and playing the resulting files on the Fuze and e280v2.
Perhaps, if you try the same combination of tools, you’ll have a happy viewing experience.
Search the forum here regarding DVD Decrypter. Months ago, I tried the bare bones application, and it flies through a target DVD with ease, loading the VOB files on the PC hard drive. I don’t recommend using this software for copying materials other than for your own personal DVDs, and your personal viewing. DVDs are cheap enough these days; it costs more for popcorn and drinks than the average DVD.
The resulting video files are simply dragged and dropped through the SMC right on to your Fuze, and in my experience, they play in synchronization. The average DVD is broken up into five to seven parts. Perhaps, if there are any progressive synchronization issues, users may have issues with longer run sessions per file.
The five seconds interruption between these “chapters” is very nice on the eyes. Watching this wee screen continuously for an entire movie could make your eyes cross like a Siamese cat. Plus, if you’re using the video mode on your Fuze as a diversion while flying, you need your eyes to work properly, lest you bounce about aimlessly in the jetways. Oh, and I don’t recommend watching movies while flying, if you are the pilot. After staring at the wee screen, the artificial horizon will ghost over the variometer, and struggling to find the correct instrument can be a bad thing as you begin your final.
I have had issues where some of the VOB files hang up. Fear not! If they hang up on the Fuze, they hang up in the Preview Pane of the SMC too. Thus, it’s a handy test tool. If you have the Rhapsody 4 client, you can double click on a target VOB > avi file on the Fuze, and stream it through the built in (Real) player. Yes, hangups will happen at the same time, so glitches are consistent, and not (in my case) specific to the device.
The troublesome VOB file can be repaired using Any Video Converter. If I recall correctly, I tried MPEG2 on the last bad file, and it plays flawlessly. Be forewarned that the GUI on the free version of AVC is kind of cryptic, so it takes a bit of experimentation. Note that on the screen, it looked like nothing was happening on my first repair session, so I left the PC alone while brewing some coffee.
Upon return, I noticed that the interface showed that a second layer was processing. It took about 40 minutes to process the last chapter of Saving Private Ryan, so you can get the picture. How can you watch Saving Private Ryan without the final stand on the bridge? That would be like missing the end of The Guns Of Navarone, for the old salts out there.
Good luck with your videos! The screen is small, but it’s a nice diversion, a bit of entertainment unique from mere listening. And if you like action films, it’s fun to rattle the ears with things going boom.
Message Edited by neutron_bob on 08-24-2008 10:41 AM