Here are the instructions to watch movies by converting them from DVD to a format so that they are optimized for Motorola Milestone. These would also work well for a Droid phone.
- Install Handbrake Software, make sure to install the CLI
- Install VLC software, Handbrake will not be able to decrypt DVDs without this software and will give error.
- I use both of these on a Linux machine but both these software are also available for windows and one can easily figure out how to work these from respective websites.
Once this setup is done, just insert the DVD and run following command line.
HandBrakeCLI -e x264 -q 20.0 -a 1 -E faac -B 128 -6 dpl2 -R 48 -D 0.0 -f mp4 -X 854 -Y 480 -m -x cabac=0:ref=2:me=umh:bframes=0:subme=6:8x8dct=0:trellis=0 -i -o MovieName.m4v --longest
If the DVD has multiple titles then above command will pull out the longest title. Otherwise one can use --title option for getting specific title. This command scales the movie to correct format for Milestone/Droid.