Converting DVD to Windows Mobile 6

A big fan of Spb Software House, today I decided to check out their Spb Mobile DVD application.

I have to confess that I’ve never really seen the point of converting DVDs to watch on small, pocket devices such as a Windows Mobile PDA/phone.

Until I tried it, of course! Wow! It’s so cool. I can now get entire movies crammed into 200 MB, stuffed in my pocket!

The application is simplicity itself to use:

  1. Insert DVD of choice
  2. Run Spb Mobile DVD to begin the wizard
  3. Select which movie chapter to watch
  4. Select your settings (format, screen size, screen ratio, etc.)
  5. Watch it convert (on my Core 2 Quad Q6600 it took only 18 mins for an 86 mins feature film)
  6. Copy the resulting .avi or .wmv file to your mobile device

I’m using the freeware TCPMP media player for watching the created .avi DivX video.

I think I’m going to have to try some other stuff that I’ve been sceptical about up until now.

Like drugs, the Conservative Party, doilies.

DivX mobile

I see you can now get DivX Mobile Player for your phone or PDA.

That’s one area I’ve never really explored: mobile video. Jane has an iPod Video that allows her to watch full-length videos on, but it’s always such a hassle to rip the DVD to iPod/PDA format that we’ve only ever converted a couple of DVDs, and one reason that I’ve never tried the same for my Windows Mobile 6-powered PDA phone.

Anyone out there is the blogosphere had good experiences of mobile video?