Posted by: Anonymous
on July 08, 2008 06:45 PM
As the author of undvd, I might mention that since version 0.3.1 mentioned in this article undvd has received some improvements with respect to scaling, bitrate, and filesize calculation. All of this happens internally, but basically it's a lot smarter now with the choice of these parameters based on the dimensions of the original dvd video, and user options. It also does autocropping. And there is a dry-run mode to see the dimensions and filesize of the video file before encoding.
As for multicore support, it depends on the encoder being used. x264 does support it, and so whichever one of these wrappers you use (which is what undvd is), you'll benefit from it.