Ripped DVDs are giving me a headache
July 13, 2014 2:34 PM Subscribe
Ripped DVDs look juddery. I converted them to mp4 and smooth pans of the camera seem to "stick" multiple times a second. Is this a mismatch between the mp4 fps and the tv's? If so, how can I fix it?
posted by It's Never Lurgi to Technology (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I cleverly ripped almost my entire DVD collection to mp4 files and only then checked to see if they look good.
The problem is when I watch on the tv (tablet is fine). The video is "juddery". I'm assuming that this is because I ripped the DVDs to mp4s at the DVD framerate, which is 24fps, and the tv is showing them at 30fps, getting the missing frames by duplicating every 4th frame. Regardless, that's what it looks like. A smooth pan of the camera seems to stop briefly, multiple times a second. My wife can't see it, but it drives me apeshit.
I'm watching on a newish Samsung lcd smart tv (7100 series). The video is streamed from my NAS, which is not high-powered enough to support Plex.
What can I do to fix this?
Is there some way to tell my tv what the real fps is and have it show that? Do I have to re-rip the files at 30fps (and assume my DVD ripping software can do decent interpolation)? Is there some format other than mp4 that would do a better job? Should I drink more before watching the videos?
I'm planning on experimenting, but I figured I'd ping the hive-mind first.