I’m on the hunt for a reliable video encoder. For use in transecoding and for use in ripping / encoding, probably into WMV, for watching later either on my LinkSys networked media player or on the 360. There are a lot of products out there right now, mostly chasing after the iPod / PSP market. One to check out later: TMPG Inc. :TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress .

I used PSPVideo9 a while back to take some Star Trek episodes I had on DVD with me on a trip to watch on my PSP. It wasn’t hard, but it was hit and miss: sometimes it would encode fine, sometimes it would be un-proper and skip and be out of sync.

Worse comes to worse, I break out Premier Elements, but that’s quite the big gun for just encoding an existing video stream w/ zero editing.